The Administrative Shell is closely tied to administration of the Center for Hearing Research (CHR)?i.e., Core Center administrators also form the leadership and most active members of CHR?so that facilitating interactions among users and promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts is easily accomplished. The Core Center will be administered by Core Center Director, Raju Metherate, Core Directors Karina Cramer (Imaging Core) and Fan-Gang Zeng (Computing and Engineering Core) and a rotating representative of the P30 users (currently, John Middlebrooks). Individually and as a group, the administrators will ensure that the needs of each Core and its users are met and that facilities are being managed efficiently, thereby ensuring that the Core Center meets its objectives. Administrative support for the P30 is provided through the home department of Dr. Metherate, the Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior. Department staff handle personnel issues, purchasing, monthly budget reports, annual progress reports and other administrative tasks.

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The Administrative Shell facilitates the work of the UC Irvine Core Center for Hearing and Communication Research by ensuring efficient use of facilities and expertise, rapid response to problems and effective administrative support.

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Askew, Caitlin; Intskirveli, Irakli; Metherate, Raju (2017) Systemic Nicotine Increases Gain and Narrows Receptive Fields in A1 via Integrated Cortical and Subcortical Actions. eNeuro 4:
Zeng, Fan-Gang (2017) Challenges in Improving Cochlear Implant Performance and Accessibility. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 64:1662-1664
Huang, Juan; Sheffield, Benjamin; Lin, Payton et al. (2017) Electro-Tactile Stimulation Enhances Cochlear Implant Speech Recognition in Noise. Sci Rep 7:2196
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Intskirveli, Irakli; Joshi, Anar; Vizcarra-Chacón, Bianca Julieta et al. (2016) Spectral breadth and laminar distribution of thalamocortical inputs to A1. J Neurophysiol 115:2083-94
Askew, Caitlin E; Metherate, Raju (2016) Synaptic interactions and inhibitory regulation in auditory cortex. Biol Psychol 116:4-9
Zeng, Fan-Gang; Djalilian, Hamid; Lin, Harrison (2015) Tinnitus treatment with precise and optimal electric stimulation: opportunities and challenges. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 23:382-7
Pham, Carol Q; Bremen, Peter; Shen, Weidong et al. (2015) Central Auditory Processing of Temporal and Spectral-Variance Cues in Cochlear Implant Listeners. PLoS One 10:e0132423
Rotschafer, Sarah E; Marshak, Sonya; Cramer, Karina S (2015) Deletion of Fmr1 alters function and synaptic inputs in the auditory brainstem. PLoS One 10:e0117266
Wynne, Dwight P; George, Sahara E; Zeng, Fan-Gang (2015) Amplitude modulation reduces loudness adaptation to high-frequency tones. J Acoust Soc Am 138:279-83

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