Michael P. Kilgard – Curriculum Vitae

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Cognition and Neuroscience Program
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, GR41
Richardson, TX  75083
(972)883-2339 - Office
(972)883-2376 - Lab
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kilgard@utdallas.edu 
http://www.utdallas.edu/~kilgard/


EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Neuroscience Program, 1998 (download dissertation)

University of California, San Francisco

B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology (Biochemistry), Honors Program, 1993
University of California, Berkeley
 

AWARDS:  $5.3M in total research funding

NINDS R43 Research Grant ($225,043) A Novel Adjunct to Physical Training to Improve Motor Recovery Following Stroke (co-PI with Navzer Engineer), 2013

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Rapid Response Innovation Award ($75,000), Evaluation of Targeted Plasticity Therapy as a Treatment for Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s (co-PI with Seth Hays), 2013

NIDCD R01 Research Grant ($1,683,000), Animal Model of Speech Sound Processing in Autism, 2010

NIDCD R44 Research Grant ($1,991,904), Targeted Neural Plasticity for the Treatment of Tinnitus (co-PI with Navzer Engineer), 2010

UT Dallas’ nominee for the Chancellor’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, 2010

University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award ($30,000), 2009

NIDCD R43 Research Grant ($360,000), Targeted Neural Plasticity For The Treatment Of Tinnitus (co-PI with Navzer Engineer), 2009

Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award ($5,000), 2008

Texas Advanced Research Program Award ($150,000), Guiding Brain Plasticity via Vagus Nerve Stimulation, 2007

Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, 2006

NIDCD Academic Research Enhancement Award ($224,000), Cortical Plasticity and Processing of Speech Sounds, 2004

John Merck Scholar Finalist ($10,000), 2003

James S. McDonnell Foundation Bridging Brain, Mind, and Behavior Research Award, Brain Plasticity and Neuro-Rehabilitation ($446,000), 2002

Teaching Award, UTD School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2002

Cure Autism Now Foundation: Sensory Experience, Behavioral Therapy and Neural Plasticity:  Implications for Autism Remediation ($80,000), 2002

Callier Scholar Award ($5,000), 2002

NIDCD Research Grant ($104,000), Cortical Plasticity and Processing of Complex Stimuli, 1999

NIDCD National Research Service Award ($70,000), 1998

Krevans Distinguished Dissertation Award ($500), UC San Francisco, 1998

National Science Foundation Fellowship ($50,000), 1994

Outstanding Geneticist of the Year, UC Berkeley, 1993

National Merit Scholar

Eagle Scout - BSA

RESEARCH:

2013-present: Margaret Fonde Jonnson Professor - UT Dallas

- Directing cortical plasticity to understand and treat neurological disease

 

2011-2013: Full Professor - UT Dallas
- Directing cortical plasticity to understand and treat neurological disease

 

2004-2011: Associate Professor - UT Dallas
- Cortical plasticity and the neural basis of speech sound processing  

 

1999-2004: Assistant Professor - UT Dallas
- Investigation of the principles of cortical plasticity

1998: Post-doctoral Fellow - UC San Francisco
- Michael Merzenich, Sooy Professor
- Cortical Representation of Spectrotemporal Stimuli

1994-1998: Doctoral Research - UC San Francisco
- Michael Merzenich, Sooy Professor
- Induction of large-scale reorganization of primary auditory cortex
  by cholinergic forebrain stimulation
- Psychophysics of directed attention in tactile perception

1992-1993: Undergraduate Thesis - UC Berkeley
- Barbara Meyer, Howard Hughes Professor of Genetics
- Characterization of mutations in the synaptic vesicle protein, Rab-3 in C. elegans
- Cloning of cDNA of the C. elegans sex-determination gene, SDC-2

1991: Research Assistant - Baylor College of Medicine
- Ron Davis
- Enhancer trap screen for genes expressed in drosophila mushroom bodies

1990: Research Assistant - Baylor College of Medicine
- Ajay Rege
- Cloning of a cysteine protease from Schistosomiasis mansoni

1988-1989: Technician - Genosys, Inc. - Houston, Texas
- Polynucleotide synthesis

PUBLICATIONS:

Book Chapters (6):

Targeting Plasticity with Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Treat Neurological Disease. Hays SA, Rennaker RL, Kilgard MP. In Changing Brains - Applying Brain Plasticity to Advance and Recover Human Ability, Progress in Brain Research, 207:275-99 (download file).

 

Neural Coding of Speech Sounds. Kilgard M., Engineer C. In: Jaeger D., Jung R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

 

Experience-Dependent Plasticity and the Auditory Cortex. KN Shepard, MP Kilgard, RC Liu, in Neural Correlates of Auditory Cognition, Springer (Eds. A. Popper, R. Fay, and Y. Cohen), Volume 45, 2013.

Auditory Environment, Stress, and Brain Plasticity. Nichols JA, Bose M, Jakkamsetti VP, Kilgard MP, Atzori M. in The Neurobiology of Stress: an Evolutionary Approach, Research Signpost, (Eds. F Aboitiz and A Dagnino-Subiabre), 2007.

Cortical Plasticity and Rehabilitation. Moucha R, Kilgard MP, in Reprogramming the Brain, Progress in Brain Research, Elsevier, (Ed. A. Moller), 157:111-122, 2006 (download file).

How Sensory Experience Shapes Cortical Representations, MP Kilgard, in Neuropsychology of Memory, Guilford Press (Eds. L.R. Squire and D.L. Schacter), 2002. (download file)

 

Articles (59):  (Search PubMed or Google Scholar)

Degraded speech sound processing in a rat model of fragile X syndrome. Engineer CT, Centanni TM, Im KW, Rahebi KC, Buell EP, Kilgard MP, Brain Research 2014 (in press).

Degraded auditory processing in a rat model of autism limits the speech representation in non-primary auditory cortex. Engineer CT, Centanni TM, Im KW, Borland MS, Moreno NA, Carraway RS, Wilson LG, Kilgard MP. Dev Neurobiol. 2014 (in press).

Behavioral and neural discrimination of speech sounds after moderate or intense noise exposure in rats. Reed AC, Centannia TM, Borland MS, Matney CJ, Engineer CT, Kilgard MP. Ear and Hearing, 2014 (in press).

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Delivered During Motor Rehabilitation Improves Recovery in a Rat Model of Stroke, Khodaparast N, Hays SA, Sloan AM, Fayyaza T, Hulsey DR, Rennaker RL II, Kilgard MP. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 2014 (in press).

Speech training alters tone frequency tuning in rat primary auditory cortex, Engineer CT, Perez CA, Carraway RS, Chang KQ, Roland JL, Kilgard MP. Behavioural Brain Research 258: 166–178, 2014.

Safety and Efficacy of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired With Tones for the Treatment of Tinnitus: A Case Series. De Ridder D, Vanneste S, Engineer ND, Kilgard MP. Neuromodulation. 2013 Nov 20. (download file)

Environmental acoustic enrichment promotes recovery from developmentally degraded auditory cortical processing. Zhu X, Wang F, Hu H, Sun X, Kilgard MP, Merzenich MM, Zhou X. Journal of Neuroscience (in press)

Detection and Identification of Speech Sounds Using Cortical Activity Patterns, Centanni TM, Sloan AS, Reed AC, Engineer CT, Rennaker RL, Kilgard MP, PhD, Neuroscience, 258:292-306, 2013.

Similarity of Cortical Activity Patterns Predicts generalization Behavior. Engineer CT, Perez CA, Carraway RS, Chang KQ, Roland JL, Sloan AM, Kilgard MP. PLoS One. 8(10),  2013.

Vagus nerve stimulation during rehabilitative training improves forelimb strength following ischemic stroke. Khodaparast N, Hays SA, Sloan AM, Hulsey DR, Ruiz A, Pantoja M, Rennaker RL, Kilgard MP. Neurobiology of Disease, 60:80-88, 2013.

Increasing diversity of neural responses to speech sounds across the central auditory pathway. Ranasinghe KG, Vrana WA, Matney CJ, Kilgard MP. Neuroscience. 252:80-97, 2013

Cortical speech-evoked response patterns in multiple auditory fields are correlated with behavioral discrimination ability. Centanni TM, Engineer CT, Kilgard MP. J Neurophysiol. 110:177-89, 2013. (download file)

Knockdown of the dyslexia-associated gene KIAA0319 impairs temporal responses to speech stimuli in rat primary auditory cortex, Centanni TM, Booker AB, Sloan AM, Chen F, Maher BJ, Carraway RS, Khodaparast N, Rennaker RL, LoTurco JJ, Kilgard MP, Cerebral Cortex, Epub Feb 8, 2013. (download file)

 

Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Tinnitus, Engineer ND, Møller AR, Kilgard MP, Hearing Research, 295:58-66, 2013.

 

The bradykinesia assessment task: an automated method to measure forelimb speed in rodents, Hays SA, Khodaparast N, Sloan AM, Fayyaz T, Hulsey DR, Ruiz AD, Pantoja M, Kilgard MP, Rennaker RL, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 214:52-61, 2013. (download file)

 

Harnessing Plasticity to Understand Learning and Treat Disease, Kilgard MP, Trends in Neuroscience 35:715-22, 2012. (download file) (download supplement)

 

The isometric pull task: a novel automated method for quantifying forelimb force generation in rats, Hays SA, Khodaparast N, Sloan AM, Hulsey DR, Pantoja M, Ruiz AD, Kilgard MP, Rennaker RL, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 212:329-337, 2012. (download file)

 

Impairment of cortical GABAergic synaptic transmission in an environmental rat model of autism, Banerjee A, García-Oscos F, Hall S, Roychowdhury S, Galindo LC, Kilgard MP, Atzori M, Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(6):1309-18, 2013. (download file)

Speech discrimination after early exposure to pulsed-noise or speech, Ranasinghe KG, Carraway RS, Borland MS, Moreno NA, Hanacik EA, Miller RS, Kilgard MP, Hearing Research, 289:1-12, 2012. (download file)

Neural Mechanisms Supporting Robust Discrimination of Spectrally and Temporally Degraded Speech, Ranasinghe KG, Vrana WA, Matney CJ, Kilgard MP, J Assoc Res Otolaryngol (epub). (download file)

Different Time Scales for the Neural Coding of Consonant and Vowel Sounds, Perez CA, Engineer CT, Jakkamsetti V, Carraway RS, Perry MS, Kilgard MP, Cerebral Cortex, 2012 (epub). (download file)

Inverted-U Function Relating Cortical Plasticity and Task Difficulty. Engineer ND, Engineer CT, Reed AC, Pandya PK, Jakkamsetti V, Moucha R, Kilgard MP, Neuroscience 205:81-90, 2012. (download file)

Reorganization in Processing of Spectral and Temporal Input in the Rat Posterior Auditory Field induced by Environmental Enrichment. Jakkamsetti V, Chang KQ, Kilgard MP, Journal of Neurophysiology 107:1457-75, 2012. (download file)

Pairing tone trains with vagus nerve stimulation induces temporal plasticity in auditory cortex. Shetake J, Engineer ND, Vrana WA, Wolf JT, Kilgard MP, Experimental Neurology, 233:342-9, 2012. (download file)

Repeatedly pairing vagus nerve stimulation with a movement reorganizes primary motor cortex. Porter BA, Khodaparast N, Fayyaz T, Cheung RJ, Ahmed SS, Vrana WA, Rennaker RL 2nd, Kilgard MP, Cerebral Cortex, 22:2365-74, 2012. (download file)

Cortical activity patterns predict robust speech discrimination ability in noise. Shetake JA, Wolf JT, Cheung RJ,  Engineer CT, Ram SK, Kilgard MP, European Journal of Neuroscience, 34:1823-38, 2011. (download file)

Vagus nerve stimulation modulates cortical synchrony and excitability through the activation of muscarinic receptors. Nichols J, Nichols AR, Smirnakis S, Engineer ND, Kilgard MP, Atzori M, Neuroscience, 189:207-14, 2011. (download file)

Cortical map plasticity improves learning but is not necessary for improved performance, Reed A, Riley J, Carraway R, Carrasco A, Perez C, Jakkamsetti V, Kilgard MP, Neuron, 14;70:121-31, 2011. (download file) (supplementary information) (Press Coverage)

Reversing pathological neural activity using targeted plasticity, Engineer ND, Riley JR, Seale JD, Vrana WA, Shetake JA, Sudanagunta SP, Borland MS, Kilgard MP, Nature, 470:101-4, 2011. (download file) (supplementary information) (Press Coverage)

Discrimination of brief speech sounds is impaired in rats with auditory cortex lesions, Porter BA, Rosenthal TR, Ranasinghe KG, Kilgard MP. Behavioural Brain Research, 219:68-74, 2011. (download file)

Effects of damage to auditory cortex on the discrimination of speech sounds by rats. Floody OR, Ouda L, Porter BA, Kilgard MP. Physiology and Behavior, 101:260-268, 2010. (download file)

Effect of the environment on the dendritic morphology of the rat auditory cortex. Bose M, Roychowdhury S, Muñoz P, Nichols J, Jakkamsetti V, Porter B, Salgado H, Kilgard MP, Aboitiz F, Dagnino-Subiabre A, Atzori M. Synapse, 64:97-110, 2010. (download file)

Chronic Stress Induces Dendritic Atrophy in the Rat Medial Geniculate Nucleus: Effects on Auditory Conditioning,  Dagnino-Subiabre A, Muñoz-Llancao P, Terreros G, Wyneken U, Díaz-Véliz G, Porter B, Kilgard MP, Atzori M, Aboitiz F, Behavioral Brain Research, 203:88-96, 2009. (download file)

Cortical Activity Patterns Predict Speech Discrimination Ability, Engineer CT, Perez CA, Chen YH,  Carraway RS, Reed AC, Shetake JA, Jakkamsetti V, Chang KQ, Kilgard MP. Nature Neuroscience, 11: 603-608, 2008 (download file, supplemental data, and video).

Sensory Experience Determines Enrichment-Induced Plasticity in Rat Auditory Cortex, Percaccio CR, Pruette AL, Mistry ST, Chen YH, Kilgard MP. Brain Research, 1174:76-91, 2007 (download file).

Differential Reductions in Acoustic Startle Document the Discrimination of Speech Sounds in Rats. Floody OR, Kilgard MP. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122:1884-7, 2007 (download file).

Spectral and Temporal Processing in Rat Posterior Auditory Cortex.  PK Pandya, DL Rathbun, R Moucha, ND Engineer, MP Kilgard. Cerebral Cortex, 2007. (download file)

Plasticity in the Rat Posterior Auditory Field following Nucleus Basalis Stimulation. Puckett AC, Pandya PK, Moucha R, Dai W, Kilgard MP. Journal of Neurophysiology. 98:253-65, 2007. (download file)

Experience Dependent Plasticity Alters Cortical Synchronization. Kilgard MP, Vazquez JL, Engineer ND, Pandya PK. Hearing Research. 229:171-179, 2007. (download file)

Environmental Enrichment Selectively Increases Glutamatergic Responses in Layer II/III of the Auditory Cortex of the Rat. Nichols JA, Jakkamsetti V, Dinh L, Kilgard MP, Atzori M. Neuroscience, 145: 832-840, 2007.  (download file)

Anesthesia suppresses nonsynchronous responses to repetitive broadband stimuli. Rennaker RL, Carey HL, Anderson SE, Sloan AM, Kilgard MP.  Neuroscience, 145:357-69, 2007. (download file)

Neuroscientific Principles Underlying Reorganization After Brain Injury. Percaccio CR, Kilgard MP, Brain Injury Professional, 3: 26-29, 2006. (download file)

Response to Broadband Repetitive Stimuli in Auditory Cortex of the Unanesthetized Rat. SE Anderson, MP Kilgard, AM Sloan, RL Rennaker, Hearing Research, 213:107-17, 2006 (download file).

Cortical Map Reorganization Without Cholinergic Modulation. Kilgard MP. Neuron. 48:529-30, 2005.

Environmental Enrichment Increases Paired Pulse Depression in Rat Auditory Cortex. CR Percaccio, ND Engineer, AL Pruette, PK Pandya, R Moucha, DL Rathbun, MP Kilgard, Journal of Neurophysiology, 94:3590-600, 2005 (download file).

Asynchronous Inputs Alter Excitability, Spike Timing, & Topography in Primary Auditory Cortex. PK Pandya, R Moucha, ND Engineer, DL Rathbun, J Vazquez, MP Kilgard. Hearing Research, 203:10-20, 2005 (download file).

Background Sounds Contribute to Spectrotemporal Plasticity In Primary Auditory Cortex. R Moucha, PK Pandya, ND Engineer, DL Rathbun, MP Kilgard. Experimental Brain Research, 162:417-27, 2005 (download file).

Environmental Enrichment Improves Response Strength, Threshold, Selectivity, and Latency of Auditory Cortex Neurons. Engineer ND, Percaccio CR, Pandya PK, Moucha R, Rathbun DL, Kilgard MP.  Journal of  Neurophysiology, 92(1):73-82, 2004 (download file).

Cholinergic Modulation of Skill Learning and Plasticity, M.P. Kilgard, Neuron, 38(678-680), 2003.

Cortical Network Reorganization Guided by Sensory Input Features, M.P. Kilgard, P.K. Pandya, N.D. Engineer, R. Moucha, Biological Cybernetics, 87(5-6):333-43, 2002 (download file).

Order Sensitive Plasticity in Adult Primary Auditory Cortex,  M.P. Kilgard,  M.M. Merzenich, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99: 3205-3209, 2002 (download file).

Dynamic categories, M.P. Kilgard, Nature, 412:693-694, 2001. (download file)

Spatial Features Control Temporal Plasticity in Auditory Cortex, M.P. Kilgard, P.K. Pandya, J.L. Vazquez, D. Rathbun, N.D. Engineer, R. Moucha, Audiology and Neuro-otology, 6:196-202, 2001. (download file) 

Sensory Input Directs Spatial and Temporal Plasticity in Primary Auditory Cortex, M.P. Kilgard, P.K. Pandya, J.L. Vazquez, Gehi, A., C.E. Schreiner, M.M. Merzenich, Journal of Neurophysiology, 86: 339-353, 2001. (download file)

Distributed Representation of Spectral and Temporal Information in Rat Auditory Cortex, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Hearing Research, 134(1-2): 16-28, 1999. (download file)

Plasticity of Temporal Information Processing in the Primary Auditory Cortex, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Nature Neuroscience, 1(8): 727-731, 1998. (download file)

Nucleus Basalis Activity Enables Cortical Map Reorganization, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Science 279(5357): 1714-1718, 1998. (download file)

Representations in Natural and Artificial Systems, P. Konig, E. Bizzi, N. Burgess, N. Franceschini,  M.P. Kilgard, M. Oram, G, Sagerer, C. Scheier, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, 53(7-8):738-51, 1998. (download file)

Sound-Induced Seizures in Serotonin 5-HT2c Receptor Mutant Mice, T.J. Brennan, W.W. Seeley, M.P. Kilgard, C.E. Schreiner and L.H. Tecott, Nature Genetics, 16(4): 387-390, 1997. (download file)

Caenorhabditis elegans rab-3 Mutant Synapses Exhibit Impaired Function and Are Partially Depleted of Vesicles, M.L. Nonet, J.E. Staunton, M.P. Kilgard, T. Fergestad, E. Jorgestad, E. Hartwig, H.R. Horvitz, B.J. Meyer, J. Neuroscience, Nov 1;17(21):8061-8073, 1997. (download file)

Anticipated Stimuli Across the Skin, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Nature, V373, Feb 23, p663, 1995.

Recessive Rab3 Mutations, M.P. Kilgard, M.L. Nonet, B.J. Meyer, Worm Breeders Gazette, 13(1), p39, 1993.

Patents (5):

System for stimulating brain plasticity. M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, United States Patent 6,221,908, 1998.

Computer-Implemented Methods and Apparatus for Alleviating Abnormal Behaviors. M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, S. Bao, United States Patent 7,024,398, 2006.

Timing Control for Paired Plasticity, M.P. Kilgard, L.C. Cauller, N.D. Engineer, C. McIntyre, W. Rosellini, United States Patent 8,489,185.

System, Methods and Devices for Treating Tinnitus, United States Patent Application, M.P. Kilgard, N.D. Engineer, Pierce DM, United States Patent 8,666,501.

Methods, Systems, and Devices for Pairing Vagus Nerve Stimulation with Motor Therapy in Stroke Patients, M.P. Kilgard, N.D. Engineer, Pierce DM, Rennaker RL, United States Patent 8,700,145.

Methods, Systems, and Devices for Treating Tinnitus with VNS Pairing, M.P. Kilgard, N.D. Engineer, Pierce DM. United States Patent Application 20,100,004,705.

Systems, Methods And Devices For Paired Plasticity, M.P. Kilgard, L.C. Cauller, N.D. Engineer, C. McIntyre, W. Rosellini, United States Patent Application 20,100,003,656.

Methods for Enhancing Exposure Therapy Using Vagus Nerve Stimulation, C.M. Rodriguez, M.P. Kilgard, N.D. Engineer, United States Patent Application 13/095570.

Methods, Systems, and Devices for Treating Tinnitus with VNS Pairing, M.P. Kilgard, N.D. Engineer, Pierce DM, United States Patent Application 13/934893.

Timing Control for Paired Plasticity, M.P. Kilgard, L.C. Cauller, N.D. Engineer, C. McIntyre, W. Rosellini, United States Application 13/941986.

Dissertations Supervised (12):

Environmental and training-induced plasticity in primary auditory cortex, Navzer D Engineer, 2004. (download file) (Fall 1999 - Fall 2004)

Speech sound representation and experience-dependent plasticity in the rat auditory system, Pritesh K Pandya, 2005 (NIH predoctoral funding). (download file) (Fall 1999 – Spring 2005)

Long-Term and Short-Term Plasticity Induced by Experience with Spectrotemporally Complex Sounds in Rat Auditory Cortex, Raluca Moucha, 2006. (download file) (Spring 2001 - Spring 2006)

Environmental Enrichment Increases Response Strength and Paired Pulse Depression of Auditory Cortex Neurons, Cherie R Percaccio, 2006. (download file) (Fall 2001 - Spring 2006)

Plasticity in the Auditory Cortex and Changes in Perceptual Discrimination after Nucleus Basalis Stimulation in Rats, Amanda Reed, 2008. (download file) (Fall 2002 - Summer 2008)

Speech Sound Coding and Training-Induced Plasticity in Primary Auditory Cortex, Crystal Engineer, 2008. (download file) (Fall 2003 - Fall 2008)

Pharmacological and Sensory Stimulation of Auditory Cortex Plasticity in Adult Rats, Vikram Jakkamsetti, 2008. (download file) (Fall 2003 - Fall 2008)

Changes Caused by Cortical Damage and Event Paired Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Ben Porter, 2011. (download file) (Summer 2006 - Spring 2011)

Cortical Processing of Speech Sounds in Adverse Conditions, Jai Shetake, 2011 (download file) (Fall 2006 - Spring 2011)

Neural Mechanisms Supporting Robust Discrimination of Speech, Kamalini Ranasinghe, 2012. (download file) (Fall 2008 - Spring 2012)

Speech-Coding and Training-Induced Plasticity in Auditory Cortex of Normal and Dyslexia Model Rats, Tracy Centanni, 2013. (download file) (Fall 2009 - Spring 2013)

Delivering Vagus Nerve Stimulation with Automated Motor Forelimb Tasks to Enhance Stroke Recovery in Rats, Navid Khodaparast. (Spring 2009 - Summer 2013)

INVITED SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS (63):

2014 – 41st Neural Interfaces Conferences , Dallas, Texas, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2014 - Macro to Micro: The Role of Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity and Neural Hypersynchrony in Disease Symposium, Association for Research in Otolarygology, San Diego, California, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Tinnitus”

2013 - Arnold Starr Lecture, University of California, Irvine, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Auditory Processing Disorders”

2013 - Neuroscience Program Retreat, University of Southern California, Lake Arrowhead, California, “Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2013 - IEEE Medical Device Symposium, Richardson, Texas, “Targeting Neural Plasticity to Treat Neurological Disease”

2013 -  Neurology Grand Rounds, University of California, Irvine, “Targeting Neural Plasticity to Treat Neurological Disease”

2013 - Auditory Plasticity and Aging Workshop, National Institute for Ageing, Bethesda, Maryland, “Directing Plasticity to Treat Neurological Disease”

2013 - University of North Carolina

 Neuroscience Center Seminar Series, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, “Directed Neural Plasticity as a Research Tool and a Clinical Therapy”         

2013 - Emotional Disorders and Their Neural Correlates, University of Wurzburg, Rödelsee, Germany, “Directed Neural Plasticity as a Research Tool and a Clinical Therapy”

2013 – Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, “Directed Neural Plasticity as a Research Tool and a Clinical Therapy”

2012 - American College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting in Hollywood, Florida, “Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2012 - Neuroscience Institute seminar series at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, “Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2012 – Bridging the Gap Symposium, School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, “Directing Neural Plasticity to Treat Neurological Disease”

2012 - Neuroscience Institute seminar series at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, “Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2012 – Society for Neuroscience satellite symposium: Rat Models of Autism: New Insights from Novel Tools, New Orleans, “Speech sound processing impairments in FMR1 knockout rats

2012 - Tinnitus: the art and science of innovation, Tinnitus Research Initiative Meeting, Bruges Belgium, “Optimizing VNS-Directed Neural Plasticity for the Treatment of Chronic Tinnitus”

2012 - University of North Texas Health Science Center Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience seminar series, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2011 - Mahoney Institute for Neurological Sciences seminar series at the University of Pennsylvania, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2011 - Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience seminar series at the University of California at Berkeley, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2011 - Learning to Hear: The Influence of Experience and Training on Auditory Skill Conference at the Hugh Knowles Center of Northwestern University, “Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Speech and Hearing Disorders

2011 - Entertainment Software applied to Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society Meeting, University of California at San Francisco, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2011 - Tinnitus Research Initiative Meeting, Buffalo, New York, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Tinnitus”

2011 - Center for Neuroscience Seminar Series at the University of Pittsburgh, “Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease”

2011 - Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Park City, Utah, “Cortical map plasticity improves learning but is not necessary for improved performance”

2010 – Crystal Charity Ball Autism Project, Dallas, Texas, “Speech Sound Processing in Autism”

2010 – University of Texas at Arlington Seminar in Bioengineering, Arlington, Texas, “New Tools to Rewire the Human Brain and Treat Neurological Disease”

2010 - Tinnitus Research Initiative Meeting, Dallas, Texas, “Reversing Pathological Neural Plasticity to Treat Tinnitus”

2009 – NIDCD Workshop: Brain Stimulation for Treatment of Tinnitus, Bethesda, Maryland, “Using vagus nerve stimulation to direct plasticity for the treatment of tinnitus”.

2009 – International Conference on Auditory Cortex, Magdeburg, Germany, “Neural Coding and Plasticity in the Auditory System: From Tones to Speech”.

2009 – University of California at San Francisco Neuroscience Seminar, “Neural Coding and Plasticity in the Auditory System: From Tones to Speech”.

2009 – University of Michigan, Biology and Experience as Mediators of Neurodevelopmental Health Seminar Series, “Sensory Experience and Cortical Plasticity”.

2009 – University of California at Los Angeles Neuroscience Seminar, “Neural Coding and Plasticity in the Auditory System: From Tones to Speech”.

2008 – Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, Washington D.C., “Speech Sound Categorization and Plasticity in the Central Auditory System”.

2008 – University of Texas at Austin Neurobiology Seminar, Austin, Texas, “Neural Coding and Plasticity in the Auditory System: From Tones to Speech”.

2008 – Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, “Neural Plasticity in Animal Models”.

2008 – Healthy Minds Conference, Sarasota, Florida, “Neural Processing of Speech Sounds”.

2008 – Linking Auditory Neurophysiology to Perception Workshop, Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Snow Bird, Utah, “Cortical Activity Patterns Predict Speech Discrimination Ability”.

2008 – Real-Time Processing and the Processing of Time Workshop, Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Snow Bird, Utah, “Effect of Neural Correlations on Speech Discrimination”.

2007 –  University of Texas at Houston Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Houston, Texas, “Neural Coding and Plasticity in the Auditory System: From Tones to Speech”

2007 –  Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, San Diego, California, “Activity Patterns in Awake Auditory Cortex Predict Speech Discrimination Ability in Rats”

2007 – International Dyslexia Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, “How Practice Changes the Brain’s Response to Speech Sounds”

2007 – Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar, University of Connecticut. “Coding and Plasticity in Auditory Cortex: From Tones to Speech”

2006 – International Conference on the Auditory Cortex: The Listening Brain, Grantham, England. “Speech Processing and Plasticity”

2005 – Summer Institute In Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, “Cortical Plasticity: from Tones to Speech”

2005 – UCSF Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, San Francisco, California, “Cortical Plasticity: from Tones to Speech”

2005 – Center for BrainHealth Symposia Reprogramming the Human Brain, Dallas, Texas, “Translating Plasticity Research into Clinical Practice 

2005 – Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, “Perceptual Learning and Cortical Self-organization

2004 – Federation for European Neuroscience conference- “Plasticity in Central Auditory Processing: From Neural Mechanisms to Behavioral Significance”, Lisbon, Portugal, “Sensory Experience and Cortical Plasticity”.

2004 – 21st Century Science Initiative, Palisades, New York, “Experience-Dependent Cortical Plasticity”

2003 – Neural Representation and Processing of Temporal Patterns, Banbury Conference, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, “Sensory Experience and Temporal Plasticity”

2003 – International Conference on Auditory Cortex: towards a synthesis of human and animal research, Magdeburg, Germany, “Auditory Experience and Cortical Plasticity”

2003 – McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences, Heron Island, Australia, “Sensory Experience and Cortical Plasticity”

2003 – Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Daytona Beach, Florida, “Perceptual learning and cortical self-organization

2003 – American Academy of Audiology, San Antonio, Texas, Perceptual Learning & Plasticity Preconference (Co-presenter Beverly Wright, Northwestern University)

2003 – 21st Century Science Initiative, Tarrytown, New York, “Sensory Experience and Cortical Plasticity”

2003 – UTD/UTSW Reprogramming the Human Brain Symposium, Dallas, Texas, “Targeted Manipulation of Neural Plasticity”

2002 - University of Pennsylvania Johnson Foundation for Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Department of Neuroscience, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Sensory Experience and Cortical Plasticity

2001 - UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry and Center for Basic Neuroscience Seminar Series, Dallas, Texas, “How Experience Shapes Brain Function”

2001 - Auditory Function and Dysfunction:Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms, Auckland, New Zealand, "Sensory Experience and Cortical Plasticity"

2001 - American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, "How Experience Rewires the Brain"

2000 - Summer Brain Institute, Doubletreee Hotel Dallas, "How is the Brain like a Child? - a Neuroscience Perspective on Learning"

2000 - NICE2000: Neural Plasticity and Learning, Grindelwald, Switzerland, “Toward a General Theory of Cortical Plasticity”

1998 - Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, "Stimulation of the Nucleus Basalis Enables Plasticity of Spatial and Temporal Representations in Primary Auditory Cortex"

1998 - Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany, " Stimulation of the Nucleus Basalis Enables Plasticity of Spatial and Temporal Representations in Primary Auditory Cortex"

1998 - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, " Stimulation of the Nucleus Basalis Enables Plasticity of Spatial and Temporal Representations in Primary Auditory Cortex"

1997 - Ear Club, Department of Psychology,University of California, Berkeley, "Cholinergic Basal Forebrain Stimulation Guides Large-Scale Reorganization of Adult Primary Auditory Cortex"

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2001-present – Faculty Advisor for the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program.

1999-present – UTD Graduate Courses - Cellular Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Information Processing in the Auditory Cortex, Cortical Plasticity, Neural Basis of Speech Sound Processing, and Matlab for Brain Sciences.

1999-present – UTD Undergraduate Courses - Cellular Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Auditory Neuroscience, and Cortical Plasticity  

2013 – Invited lecturer on biomedical engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, UTD.

2000 – UT Southwestern Medical Center, Psychiatric Genetics guest lecture “Toward a General Theory of Cortical Plasticity”.

1996-1998 – Invited lecturer on cortical plasticity, City College of San Francisco.

1994 – Teaching assistant, Neuroscience for Pharmacists, UC San Francisco.

1994-1998 – Volunteer neuroscience instruction for high school, middle school, and elementary schools throughout the San Francisco Unified School District.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

2013 – Innovations in Neuro Technology… From Hearing to Strokes, Dallas Texas.  

2012 – Summer Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation Conference, Richardson, Texas, “New Brain-Based Therapies for Auditory Problems”

2011 – Texas Instruments Alumni Association and UT Dallas Retiree Association, Richardson, Texas, “Helping the Brain Heal Itself”

2010 – Bodies the Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, “The Brain: An Owner’s Guide”

2009 – The Brain: An Owner’s Guide, Center for BrainHealth, Dallas, Texas, “New Tools for Brain Repair” 

2006 – Center for BrainHealth lecture series, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas. “Healing the Human Brain: The Next Medical Revolution

2003 – The Brain: An Owner’s Guide, Center for BrainHealth Lecture Series, Dallas, Texas, “How Your Brain Learns”.

      2003 – Brain Health, Glen Mitchell Show, Public Radio Station KERA Dallas, Texas.

2003 – Discoveries & Hope for Brain Health, The McCuistion Program, Public Television, Dallas, Texas.

2001 - Learning Brain Expo (keynote speaker), San Antonio, Texas, "Learning and Brain Plasticity"

1999 - Alief Independent School District, Houston, "How is the Brain like a Child? - a Neuroscience Perspective on Learning"

Conference Abstracts (67):

Auditory cortex speech sound processing impairments in a rat model of autism, CT Engineer, TM Centanni, KW Im, NA Moreno, WA Vrana, MS Borland, RS Carraway, JA Shetake, KG Ranasinghe, JR Riley, JD Seale, LG Wilson, MP Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, California, 2013

Emotional pertubations in an environmentally induced animal model of autism, A Banerjee, JA Luong, SK Lella, BL Sauls, CT Engineer, MP Kilgard, J E Ploski, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, California, 2013

Speech sound processing deficits and training-induced neural plasticity in rats with dyslexia gene knockdown, TM Centanni, AB Booker, F Chen, CT Engineer, AM Sloan, K Trull, N Wasko, RL Rennaker, JJ Loturco, MP Kilgard;   Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, California, 2013

Vagal nerve stimulation prevents stress-induced interleukin-6-dependent cortical hyperexcitability, F Garcia-Oscos, D Peña, M Housini, D Cheng, H Salgado, S D'mello, S Rose-John, MP Kilgard, M Atzori, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, California, 2013.

Novel motor tasks reveal long-lasting impairment in a rat model of ischemic stroke, Hays SA, Khodaparast N,  Sloan A, Fayyaz T, Cao D, Hulsey D, Pantoja M,  Vu T, Alam N, Rennaker R, Kilgard MP, Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans 2012.

Movement-paired vagus nerve stimulation improves motor recovery following endothelin-1 ischemic brain damage, Khodaparast N,  Hays SA, Sloan A, Fayyaz T, Cao D, Hulsey D, Pantoja M,  Vu T, Alam N, Rennaker R, Kilgard MP, Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans 2012.

Neural and behavioral speech discrimination impairment in a rat model of dyslexia, Rosen TM, Booker AB, Chen F, Trull K, Wasko N, Khodaparast N, Sloan AM, Rennaker R II, Loturco JJ, Kilgard, MP Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans 2012.

Evaluating neural correlates of compressed speech discrimination in the adult rat, T. M. Rosen, A. M. Sloan, R. R. Rennaker, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2011.

The effects of VNS paired with rehabilitative motor training on the behavioral recovery following ischemic brain damage, N. Khodaparast, T. Fayyaz, S. Ahmed, R. Cheung, C. May, F. Naqvi, D. Ratra, M. Javidnia, A. Ruiz, D. Cao, R. Rennaker, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2011.

Animal model of the effects of early auditory experience on speech sound processing, K. Ranasinghe, R. Carraway, M. Borland, N. Moreno, C. Rohloff, D. Gunter, E. Hanacik, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2011.

Animal Model of Speech Sound Processing in Autism, C.T. Engineer, T.M. Rosen, W.A. Vrana, J.R. Riley, J.A. Shetake, K.G. Ranasinghe, J.D. Seale, M.P. Kilgard, Brain Research Meeting: The Emerging Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders, San Diego, 2010.

Effects of inter-stimulus interval and presentation rate on speech discrimination in the adult rat, T. M. Rosen, A. M. Sloan, C. T. Engineer, R. J. Cheung, C. L. Mains, R. L. Rennaker, II, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, 2010.

Stimulation of the vagus nerve paired with a skilled reaching task induces plasticity in rat motor cortex, N. Khodaparast, B. A. Porter, W. Vrana, H. Shepard, R. Cheung, M. Fayyaz, C. Rohloff, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, 2010 .

Discrimination of Degraded Speech Sounds by Rats: Behavior and Physiology, K Ranasinghe, W Vrana, C Matney, G Mettalach, T Rosenthal, E Renfroe, T Jasti, M Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Anaheim, California, 2010.

Effect of Background White Noise and Speech Shaped Noise on Speech Discrimination Performance in Primary Auditory Cortex of Rats, Jai Shetake, Jordan Wolf, Ryan Cheung, Kinsey Ram, Will Vrana, Tara Rosenthal, Michael Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Anaheim, California, 2010.

Tinnitus percept in rats is associated with pathological auditory cortex plasticity, N. D. Engineer, J. R. Riley, J. D. Seale, J. A. Shetake, D. Vuppala, H. Rasul, M. Fink, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois, 2009.

Bilateral auditory cortex lesions impair discrimination of brief speech sounds, B. A. Porter, T. R. Rosenthal, J. Wolf, A. C. Reed, W. A. Vrana, E. M. Renfroe, S. K. Ram, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois, 2009.

Targeted Neuroplasticity to Treat TBI, Tinnitus, and PTSD, Michael Kilgard, Navzer Engineer, Will Rosellini, Crystal Engineer, Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care, St. Pete Beach, Florida, 2009.

Cortical Responses to Spatio-Temporal Patterns Encode the Preceding Stimuli D.V. Buonomano, P.K. Pandya, N.D. Engineer, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2008.

M1 Agonist Cevimeline (AF102B) Induces Input Specific Frequency Map Plasticity In Rat Primary Auditory Cortex. V Jakkamsetti, JA Shetake, KQ Chang, K Krishnan, RO Torres, KM Jordan, MP Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2008.

Effect of White noise on Speech Discrimination Ability in Primary Auditory Cortex of Rats J. A. Shetake, K. G. Ranasinghe, B. A. Porter, H. Mumtaz, E. Tran, J. Wolf, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2008.

Speech sound discrimination in rats with primary auditory cortex lesions, B. A. Porter, T. K. Jasti, D. Kavikova, R. C. Frazier, M. P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2008.

Environmentally induced modification of the long term consolidation process of contextual fear memory, D. F. Pena, V. C. Roberts, K. Chang, M. P. Kilgard, C. K. McIntyre; Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2008.

Environmental Enrichment Increases Response Strength And Paired-Pulse Depression Of Auditory Cortex Neurons. C.R. Percaccio, A.L. Pruette, S.T. Mistry, Y.H. Chen, D.L. Rathbun, M.P. Kilgard, Acoustical Society of America, Paris, France, 2008.

Impaired Speech Discrimination in Rats in the Presence of White Noise, B Porter, J Alaniz, C Engineer, M Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2008.

Acetycholine Increases Time-Locking Without Increasing S/N Ratio in In Vivo Recordings from the Primary Auditory Cortex of the Anesthetized Rat J Nichols, B Roof, H Salgado, V Jakkamsetti, M Kilgard, M Atzori, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2008.

Speech Training Enhances Responses in Rat Primary Auditory Cortex.  C. T. Engineer, C. A. Perez, R. S. Carraway, A. C. Puckett, K. Q. Chang, Y. H. Chen, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, San Diego, 2007.

Behavioral Correlates of NB-Stimulation Induced Frequency Map Plasticity Iin Primary Auditory Cortex Of Rats A. C. Puckett, R. S. Carraway, C. A. Perez, C. T. Engineer, V. Jakkamsetti, J. R. Riley, H. A. Fenus, V. Badhiwala, J. L. Choi, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, San Diego, 2007.

Unimpaired Speech Discrimination in Rats Following Bilateral Auditory Cortex Lesions B. A. Porter, O. R. Floody, L. Ouda, C. Skillern, T. Sharma, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, San Diego, 2007.

Rolipram Causes Frequency-Specific Map Reorganization in the Primary Auditory Cortex V. Jakkamsetti, K. Q. Chang, J. A. Shetake, G. L. Mettlach, M. G. Ditzler, J. G. Kalangara, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, San Diego, 2007.

Effect of Sensory Stimulation on the Neuronal Morphology in the Auditory Cortex M. Bose, V. P. Jakkamsetti, J. A. Nichols, R. Byrapureddy, B. A. Porter, M. P. Kilgard, M. Atzori, Society For Neuroscience, San Diego, 2007.

Activity Patterns in Awake Auditory Cortex Predict Speech Discrimination Ability in Rats. J. A. Shetake, C. T. Engineer, C. A. Perez, R. S. Carraway, G. L. Mettlach, R. L. Rennaker, M. P. Kilgard, Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, San Diego, 2007.

Rolipram Enhances Cortical Plasticity in Primary Auditory Cortex (A1) of Rats, V. Jakkamsetti, R. Jain, K. Q. Chang, R. J. Nance, J. G. Kalangara, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Atlanta, 2006.

Perceptual Consequences of Frequency Map Plasticity in Auditory Cortex, A. C. Puckett, C. T. Novitski, R. S. Carraway, C. L. Heydrick, A. L. McMenamy, C. A. Perez, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Atlanta, 2006.

Neural Coding of Speech Sounds in Naïve And Trained Rat Primary Auditory Cortex, C. T. Novitski, C. A. Perez, A. C. Puckett, Y. H. Chen, V. Jakkamsetti, M. S. Perry, R. S. Carraway, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Atlanta, 2006.

Discrimination Training of Speech Sounds in Rats, C. A. Perez, C. T. Novitski, A. C. Puckett, Y. H. Chen, M. S. Perry, R. S. Carraway, O. R. Floody, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Atlanta, 2006.

The Effects of Long Term Auditory Experience on Surface Vasculature in Rat Auditory Cortex, D. M. A. E. Listhrop, K. J. Dominguez, P. Kan, R. Carrasco, T. Sharma, A. R. Moller, M. P. Kilgard, Society For Neuroscience, Atlanta, 2006.

Environmental Enrichment Selectively Increases Excitatory Synaptic Currents in Auditory Cortex Layers II/III vs. Layer V, J. A. Nichols, V. Jakkamsetti, L. Dinh, M. Kilgard, M. Atzori, Society For Neuroscience, Atlanta, 2006.

In Vivo Cortical Responses Compared with the Responses of Ensembles of Spectro-Temporal Fragments and a Simple Thalamo-Cortical Model, M. Coath, S.L. Denham, M.P. Kilgard, International Conference on the Auditory Cortex: The Listening Brain, England, 2006.

Discrimination Training and Neural Coding of Speech Sounds in Rat Primary Auditory Cortex,  C.T. Novitski, A.C. Puckett., Y.H. Chen., C.A.Perez, V. Jakkamessetti, M.S. Perry, R.S. Carraway, M.P. Kilgard, COSYNE: Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006.

Effect of Enriched Environment on Synaptic Transmission in the Rat Auditory Cortex. J. Nichols, V. Jakkamsetti, R. Byrapureddy, B. Roof, H. Bui, T. Thompson, M.P. Kilgard, M. Atzori,  Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, 2006.

Complex Sound Discrimination Abilities of Rats and the Effects of Multiple Training Manipulations. A.C.Puckett, C.T.Novitski, N.D.Engineer, A.L.McMenamy, M.S.Perry, C.A.Perez, P.Kan, Y.H.Chen, V.Jakkamsetti, C.L.Heydrick, M.P.Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2005.   

Pharmacological modulation of Training-Induced Plasticity in Rat Auditory Cortex, R.Carrasco, R.Jain, V.Jakkamsetti, J.Record, M.Noorizadeh, M.P.Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2005.   

A Comparison of Neural Response Dynamics to Broadband Repetitive Stimuli in Auditory Cortex of the Unanesthetized and Ketamine-Anesthetized Rat  A.Ruyle, H.Mc Clenathan, M.P.Kilgard, R.L.Rennaker, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C. 2005. 

Modulatory Influence of the Auditory Cortex on the Activity of Medial Geniculate Body Neurons in Rat,  R.Moucha, J.Popelar, D.Suta, M.P.Kilgard, J.Syka, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C. 2005.   

Environmental Influence in Cortical Map Reorganization Generated by Basal Forebrain Activation, R. Carrasco, A. Puckett, P. Pandya, R. Jain, A. McMenamy, J. Gibbons, R. Moucha, C. Heydrick, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, New Orleans, 2005.

Frequency Map Reorganization in Rat Primary Auditory Cortex Enabled by Basal Forebrain Activation Endures for at Least 20 Days  R.A.Carrasco, A.Puckett, P.K.Pandya, A.McMenamy, J.Gibbons, C.Heydrick, R.Moucha, R.Jain, M.P.Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, 2004. 

Cortical Plasticity Directed by Complex Stimuli, M.P. Kilgard, C.R. Percaccio, N.D. Engineer, P.K. Pandya, R. Moucha, A.C. Puckett, C.T. Novitski, McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science, Palisades, New York, 2004.

Contributions of Experience and Acetylcholine to Environmental Plasticity in Auditory Cortex  C.R. Percaccio, A.L. Pruette, S.T. Mistry, E.J. Kildebeck, Y.H. Chen, M.P. Kilgard Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2004.

Progressive Decay of Cortical Map Reorganization Induced by Basal Forebrain Activation in Rat A1  R.A. Carrasco, A. Puckett, P.K. Pandya, A. McMenamy, J. Gibbons, R. Moucha, R. Jain, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2004.

Representation of Frequency Modulation: Comparison Between Thalamic, Primary and Posterior Auditory Field, R. Moucha, D.L. Rathbun, P.K. Pandya, N.D. Engineer, and M.P. Kilgard International Conference on Auditory Cortex, Magdeburg, Germany, 2003.

Nucleus Basalis Induced Plasticity in Primary and Posterior Auditory Fields, A. Puckett, P.K. Pandya, W. Dai, N. Engineer, R.Moucha, D.L. Rathbun, and M.P. Kilgard, International Conference on Auditory Cortex, Magdeburg, Germany, 2003.

Background Stimuli Control Cortical Map Expansion in Primary Auditory Cortex, P.K. Pandya, N. Engineer, R. Moucha, D.L. Rathbun, J. Vazquez, and M.P. Kilgard, International Conference on Auditory Cortex, Magdeburg, Germany, 2003.

Representation of Complex Sounds in Auditory Thalamus, Primary and Non-Primary Cortex, P. K Pandya, D. L Rathbun, N. D Engineer, R. Moucha, R.L. Rennaker, M. P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2003.

Cholinergic Modulation of Auditory Evoked Potentials, C. R. Percaccio, S. T. Mistry, L. J.Cauller, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2003.

Dynamic Filtering in Rat Auditory Cortex, R.L. Rennaker, H.H., P. Kilambi, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2003.

Representational Remodelling Induced by Distributed Spatial Inputs in Auditory Cortex. P.K. Pandya, R. Moucha, D.L. Rathbun, N.D. Engineer, J.L. Vazquez, M.P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, 2002.

Representational Plasticity of Marmoset and Human Vocalizations in Rat Auditory CortexP.K. PandyaN.D. EngineerR. Moucha, W. Dai, D. L. Rathbun, A. Puckett, J. L. Vazquez, Cherie R. Percaccio, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2002.

Auditory Enrichment Enhances Evoked Potential Amplitude in Rat Auditory Cortex C. R. Percaccio, N.D. Engineer, N. C. Dempsey, P.K. Pandya, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2002.

Characterization of Response Properties in Rat Posterior Auditory Cortex D. L. Rathbun, N.D. EngineerR. MouchaP.K. PandyaM.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2002.

Auditory experience improves response characteristics in rat primary auditory cortex neurons, N.D. Engineer, J. Vasquez, P.K. Pandya, R. Moucha, D. Rathbun, M.P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, 2001.

Cortical Synchronization changed by Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Rat A1, J.L. Vazquez, P.K. Pandya, N.D. Engineer, R. Moucha, D. Rathbun, M.P. Kilgard, Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, 2001.

Background Stimuli Contribute to Cortical Plasticity in Rat Primary Auditory Cortex, Moucha R, Pandya PK, Vazquez J, Engineer ND, Rathbun D, Kilgard MP, Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, 2001.

Enriched auditory experience increases selectivity, threshold and response strength of rat primary auditory cortex neurons, N.D. Engineer, J. L.  Vazquez, P.K. Pandya, R. Moucha, D. Rathbun, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2001.

Parametric changes in the cross correlation strength in rat primary auditory cortex as a function of experience, J. L.  Vazquez, P.K. Pandya, D. Rathbun, R. Moucha, N.D. Engineer, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2001.

Plasticity of spectrotemporal coding in primary auditory cortex enabled by cholinergic modulation, R. Moucha, P.K. Pandya, J.L. Vazquez, D. Rathbun, N.D. Engineer, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2001.

Frequency tuning plasticity in rat primary auditory cortex,  P.K. Pandya, J. Vazquez, D. Rathbun, N.D. Engineer, R. Moucha, M.P. Kilgard, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 2000.

Order Selective Plasticity in Primary Auditory Cortex, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Florida, 1999.

Plasticity of Temporal Information Processing in the Primary Auditory Cortex, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 1998.

Cholinergic Forebrain Mechanism in Cortical Map Reorganization, M.P. Kilgard, M.M. Merzenich, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 1996.

Audiogenic Seizures in 5-HT2c Receptor Mutant Mice, T.J. Brennan, M. Kilgard and L.H. Tecott, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 1996.

Rab3a and Synaptic Release in C. elegans. M.P. Kilgard, M.L. Nonet, B.J. Meyer, International C. elegans Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 1993.