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Personal Information

M Fabiana Kubke
Senior Lecturer
Department of Anatomy with Radiology
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
85 Park Road - Grafton
Auckland

Phone: (09) 923-6002
Fax: (09) 373-7484
e-mail: f.kubke [at] auckland.ac.nz

Educational Qualifications

  • 1988: Licentiate in Biological Sciences (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) (6 year degree with 3 year specialisation in Zoology/Animal Physiology)
  • 1993: M.Sc. (University of Connecticut, USA) Physiology (Neuroscience)
  • 1994: PhD (University of Connecticut, USA) Physiology (Neuroscience)


Appointments

  • 2009-Present: Senior Lecturer Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • 2002-2009: Research Fellow Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • 2001 (Oct-Dec): Research Associate, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC USA
  • 2001 (Jan-Sep): Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park MD, USA
  • 1995-2000: Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
  • 1994: Lecturer for Human Anatomy and Physiology, The University of Connecticut, Waterbury Branch.
  • 1986-1988: Research Fellow, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Argentina
  • 1985-86: Cell Culture Laboratory Technician (ad honorem) Institute of Cell Biology, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Argentina

Distinctions and Awards

  • 1998: Grass Fellowship in Physiology, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.
  • 1993: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The University of Connecticut
  • 1992, 1994: University Predoctoral Fellowship, The University of Connecticut, Dept. Physiology and Neurobiology
  • 1989-1994: The University of Connecticut Predoctoral Fellowship - Neuroscience. The University of Connecticut, Neuroscience Committee
  • 1988-1992, 1994: Graduate Assistanship, The University of Connecticut
  • 1989: Research Foundation Summer Fellowship, The University of Connecticut
  • 1988: Edward Boettiger Graduate School Fellowship in Physiology, The University of Connecticut, Dept. Physiology and Neurobiology
  • 1986-1988: University of Buenos Aires Student Research Fellowship, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Research Publications

Articles and Chapters

(* indicates contribution to student publications; other symbols indicate significant publicity outcomes; Underlined when corresponding author)

2011

  • Logerot P, Krützfeldt NOE, Wild JM, Kubke MF* (2011) Subdivisions of the Auditory Midbrain (N. Mesencephalicus Lateralis, pars dorsalis) in Zebra Finches using Calcium-Binding Protein Immunocytochemistry.. PLoS ONE (in press)
  • Mietchen D, Hagedorn G, Förstner KU, Kubke MF, Koltzenburg C, Hahnel M, Penev L (2011) Wikis in scholarly publishing, Information Services and Use (submitted) (also available in Nature Preceedings)

2006-2010

  • Krützfeldt NOE, Logerot P, Kubke MF, Wild JM (2010) Connections of the auditory brainstem in a songbird, Taeniopygia guttata. I. Projections of nucleus angularis and nucleus laminaris to the auditory torus. J Comp Neurol 518(11):2149-67. PMID: 20394061
  • Krützfeldt NOE, Logerot P, Kubke MF, Wild JM (2010) Connections of the auditory brainstem in a songbird, Taeniopygia guttata.II. Projections of nucleus angularis and nucleus laminaris to the superior olive and lateral lemniscal nuclei. J Comp Neurol 518(11):2135-48. PMID: 20394062
  • Wild JM, Krützfeldt NOE, Kubke MF (2010) Connections of the auditory brainstem in a songbird, Taeniopygia guttata. III. Projections of the superior olive and lateral lemniscal nuclei. J Comp Neurol 518(11):2149-67. PMID: 20394063
  • Wild JM, Kruetzfeldt NOE, Kubke MF (2009) Afferents to the cochlear nuclei and nucleus laminaris from the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) Hearing Research 257: 1-9 PMID: 19631727
  • Kubke MF, Wild JM and Suthers RA (2009) Airway Receptors in Birds. In: Airway Chemoreceptos in the Vertebrates: Structure, Evolution and Function (G Zaccone, E Cutz, D Adriaensen, C Nurse and A Maucer, Eds) Science Publishers, Enfield, NH.
  • Wild JM, Kubke MF, Mooney R. (2009) Avian nucleus retroambigualis: cell types and projections to other respiratory-vocal nuclei in the brain of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) J Comp Neurol, 512:768-783 PMID: 19067354, PubMed Central
  • Kubke MF and Wild JM (2009) Evolution of avian brains. Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Binder MD, Hirokawa N and Windhorst U (Eds.), Butler A (Section Ed.) Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg pp. 1312-1318
  • Wild JM, Kubke MF and Peña JL. (2008) A pathway for predation in the barn owl (Tyto alba): gracile nucleus to dorsal thalamus to ‘claw area’ of the rostral Wulst. J Comp Neurol 509:156-166 PMID: 18461603 PubMed Central
  • Roberts TF, Klein ME, Kubke MF, Wild JM and Mooney R. (2008) Telencephalic neurons monosynaptically link brainstem and forebrain premotor networks necessary for song. J Neuroscience 28:3479-3489. PubMed Central
  • Corfield JR*, Wild JM, Cowan BR, Parsons S, Kubke MF (2008) MRI of post-mortem specimens of endangered species for comparative brain anatomy. Nature Protocols 3:597-605.
  • Corfield JR*, Wild JM, Parsons S, Hauber ME and Kubke, MF (2008) Evolution of brain size in the Palaeognath lineage, with an emphasis on New Zealand ratites. Brain, Behav Evol 71:87-99
  • Martin GR, Wilson KJ, Wild JM, Parsons S, Kubke MF,Corfield JR* (2007) Kiwi forego vision in the guidance of their nocturnal activities. PLoS ONE. 2007 Feb 7;2:e198.
  • Roberts TF, Wild JM, Kubke MF, Mooney R (2007) Homogeneity of intrinsic properties of sexually dimorphic vocal motoneruons in male and female zebra finches. J Comp Neurol 502(1):157-69.
  • Kubke MF, Carr,CE, Wild JM (2006) Evolution of the auditory system (Editorial) Special Issue: Evolution of the Auditory System. Intl J Comp Psychol 19:IV-VI.
  • Kubke MF, Carr, CE (2006) Morphological variation in the nucleus laminaris of birds. Intl J Comp Psychol 19:83-97 (Special Issue: Evolution of the Auditory System)

2000-2005

  • Kubke MF, Yazaku-Sugiyama Y, Mooney R, Wild JM. (2005) Physiology of neuronal subtypes in the respiratory-vocal integration nucleus retroambigualis in the male zebra finch J Neurophysiology, 94:2379-2390.
  • Kubke MF, Carr CE (2005) Development of sound localizing circuits. In: Sound Localisation. Springer Handbook for Auditory Research, Popper, AN and Fay, RR (eds). Springer New York, pp:179-237
  • Kubke MF, Ross JM and Wild JM. (2004) Innervation of the air sacs in a songbird, Taeniopygia guttata J Anat 204(4): 283-292
  • Kubke MF, Massoglia D*, Carr CE (2004) Bigger brains or bigger nuclei? Regulating the size of auditory structures in birds. Brain Behav Evol 63(3): 169-180.
  • Kubke MF, Massoglia DM*, Carr CE. (2002) Developmental changes underlying the formation of the specialized time coding circuits in barn owls (Tyto alba). J Neurosci 22:7671-7679.
  • Kubke MF, Dent ML*, Hodos W, Carr CE, Dooling RJ (2002) Nucleus magnocellularis and nucleus laminaris in Belgian waterslager and normal strain canaries. Hear Res 164:19-28.
  • Wild M, Kubke MF, Carr CE (2001) Tonotopic and somatotopic representation in the nucleus basalis of the barn owl, Tyto alba. Brain Behav Evol 57:39-62.
  • Kubke MF, Carr CE (2000) Development of the auditory brainstem of birds: comparison between barn owls and chickens. Hear Res 147:1-20.

1987-1999

  • Kubke MF, *Gauger B, *Basu L, Wagner H, Carr C (1999) Development of calretinin immunoreactivity in the brainstem auditory nuclei of the barn owl (Tyto alba). J Comp Neurol 415:189-203.
  • Gauger B*, Kubke MF, Carr CE, Wagner H (1998) A gradient of calretinin-like immunoreactivity in the developing inferior colliculus of the barn owl. In: New Neuroethology on the move (Elsner N, Wehner R, eds), p 310. Stuttgart, New York: Thieme Verlag.
  • Kubke MF, Gilland E, Baker R (1998) Lipophilic dye labeling distinguishes segregated central components of the eighth cranial nerve in embryonic chicken. Biol. Bull. 195:218-220.
  • Kubke MF, Carr CE (1998) Development of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl. Microsc. Res. Tech. 41:176-186.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF, *Massoglia DP, *Cheng SM, *Rigby L, Moiseff A (1998) Development of temporal coding circuits in the barn owl. In: Psychophysical and physiological advances in hearing (Palmer AR, Rees A, Summerfield AQ, Meddis R, eds), pp 344-351. London: Whurr Publishers Ltd.
  • Levin MD, Kubke MF, Schneider M, Wenthold R, Carr CE (1997) Localisation of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl. J. Comp. Neurol. 378:239-253.
  • Carr CE, Amagai S, Kubke MF, *Massoglia DP (1996) Evolution of time coding systems. In: Proceedings of the 24th. Göttinger Neurobiology Conference
  • Kubke MF (1994) The role of activity in the formation of intramuscular nerve branches during the period of naturally occurring cell death. PhD Thesis, The University of Connecticut.
  • Lopez EM, Peressini S, Kubke MF, Pecci Saavedra JA (1990) Ultrastructural study of reaggregated cultures of rat brainstem: Synaptogenesis. Microsc Elect Biol Cel 14:89-99.
  • Peressini S, Oliva ED, Kubke MF, Lopez EM, Pecci Saavedra JA (1989) Serotoninergic neurons in aggregating culture. Microsc Elec Biol Cel 13:221-230.
  • Kubke MF, Peressini SM, Pecci Saavedra JA (1987) Short Communication: Lack of a peculiar antigen in rat. Com Biol 15:391-395.

Conference Presentations

2011

  • Mao M*, Montgomery JM, Kubke MF, Thorne PR (2011) Structural changes during the development of the mouse dorsal cochlear nucleus. ANS Auckland, New Zealand

2006-2010

  • Mao M, Montgomery JM, Kubke MF, Thorne PR (2010) Structural development of thee mouse dorsal cochlear nucleus. AWCBR, Wanaka 28 August 1 September
  • Gsell AC*, Ji W, Hagelin J, Goodwin T, Robertson J, Moorhouse R, Fidler A, Wild JM, Kubke MF, Brunton D (2009) Chemical communication in parrots with a specific emphasis on the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). International Congress for Conservation Biology and the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Conservation Biology. Beijing, China 11-19 July
  • Logerot P*, Wild JM, Kubke MF (2009) Auditory processing of conspecific vocalisations in the auditory midbrain of the zebra finch. AWCBR. Queenstown.
  • Corfield JR*, Wild JM. Parsons S, Kubke MF (2009) Using neuroanatomical imaging to learn about New Zealand’s endemic species. AWCBR Queenstown
  • Logerot P*, Wild JM, Kubke MF (2009) Auditory processing of conspecific vocalisations in the auditory midbrain of the zebra finch. Auckland Neuroscience Network.
  • Lomas KF*, Field LH, Wild JM, Kubke MF, Parsons S (2008) Can tree weta detect terrestrial bats? 12th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration Meeting.
  • Finger JSH*, Kubke MF, Wild JM, Montgomery JC (2008) An examination of the extent of adult neurogenesis in the carpet shark (Cephaloscyllium isabellum) Auckland Neuroscience Network Poster Competition
  • Kubke MF, Wild JM (2008) Afferent axonal pathfinding in developing chicken rhomboencephalon. AWCBR, Queenstown
  • Finger JSH*, Kubke MF, Wild JM, Montgomery JC (2008) An examination of the extent of adult neurogenesis in the carpet shark (Cephaloscyllium isabellum) AWCBR, Queenstown
  • Corfield JR, Kubke MF, Wild JM, Parsons S, Köppl C. (2008) Hearing in the New Zealand Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli). 2nd. International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, Corvallis, OR USA
  • Ríos H, Acosta M, *Corfield J, Wild JM, Kubke MF (2007) Retinal structure in diurnal and nocturnal birds. Argentine Neuroscience Society Meeting. Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Roberts TF, Klein ME, Kubke MF, Wild JM and Mooney R (2007) Novel feedback projections for birdsong motor control revealed by genetic tract tracing. 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Corfield JR, Wild JM, Parsons S, and Kubke MF (2007) Has the kiwi taken its mammalian niche too seriously? Brain evolution of the Palaeognaths. 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Wild JM, Krützfeldt N, Raabe T, *Logerot P and Kubke MF (2007) Ascending and descending projections of the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Wild JM, Kubke MF and Peña JL (2007) A pathway for predation in the barn owl (Tyto alba). 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada
  • Logerot P, Krützfeldt N, Wild JM and Kubke MF (2007) Sound-evoked expression of ZENK in the brainstem of the zebra finch. 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada
  • Krützfeldt N, *Logerot P, Kubke MF and Wild JM (2007) Projections of the auditory brainstem nuclei angularis (NA) and laminaris (NL) in a songbird. 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada
  • Lomas K, Parsons S and Kubke MF (2007) Auditory Neuroethology of the Auckland tree weta. 8th International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada
  • Logerot P, Jonsson T, Woolley SMN, Kubke MF and Wild JM (2006) The role of binaural hearing in processing of auditory signals in a zebra finch brainstem nucleus. Auckland Neuroscience Network Poster Competition.
  • Corfield JR, Wild JM, Parsons S, Hauber ME, Acosta M, and Kubke MF (2006) Brain anatomy of the kiwi: morphological specialisations associated with a peculiar niche. Intl Soc Comp Psychol, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Kubke MF and Wild JM (2006) Birdsong: (pre)prosencephalon. Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Córdoba, Argentina

2001-2005

  • Kubke MF (2004) Morphological correlates of auditory temporal coding: A comparative and evolutionary approach. Minisyimposium “Coding of auditory space in the brain” Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA.
  • Kubke MF, Hyson RL, Dooling, RJ, Carr CE and Wild JM (2004) Evolution of time coding in birds. 7th International Congress of Neuroethology, Nyborg Denmark
  • Kubke MF (2004) Evolución del sistema auditivo en aves: qué nos enseña la anatomía comparada de como se estructuran circuitos neuronales. 6th Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Córdoba Argentina
  • Kubke MF, Mooney R and Wild JM (2002) Characterisation of neurons in the respiratory-vocal nucleus retroambigualis in the zebra finch. Behavioral Neurobiology of bird song, Hunter College, New York, NY
  • Kubke MF, *Dent ML, Carr CE, Dooling RJ (2002) Morphological analysis of hindbrain time coding nuclei in three species of birds. Assoc Res Otolaryng. St Petersburg, FL.
  • Kubke MF, Carr CE, Dooling RJ (2002) Organisation of nucleus laminaris in different species of birds. Assoc Res Otolaryng. St Petersburg, FL.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF (2001) Differentiation of auditory nuclei in the barn owl. Assoc Res Otolaryng. St Petersburg, FL.
  • Moiseff A, Copeland J, Faust L, Kubke MF (2001) Female flashes in a synchronic North American rover firefly. Amer Zool 41:1529-1529.

1996-2000

  • Kubke MF, *Liu E, Carr CE (2000) Auditory nuclei of birds with special consideration of their developmental mode and relative brain size. Assoc Res Otolaryng. St Petersburg, FL.
  • Kubke MF, *Dent ML, Carr CE (2000) Hypertrophy of auditory hindbrain nuclei in birds in relation to their auditory specialisations. Soc Neurosci Abs. New Orleans, LA.
  • Moiseff, A., J. Copeland, M. Kubke and L. Faust (2000). "Mating behavior of a synchronous North American firefly. 11th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemoluminescence, Monterey, CA Abstracts: 66.
  • Kubke MF", Gilland EH, Baker R, Carr CE (1999) Identification of afferent subdivisions of the acousticovestibular nerve in the embryonic chicken with the use of lipophilic dies. Assos Res Otolaryng. St Petersburg, FL.
  • Faust L, Kubke MF, Maupin J, Moiseff A, Copeland J (1999) Synchronic flashing and mating behavior in Photinus carolinus. Amer Zool 39:137.
  • Kubke MF, *Soares D, *Massoglia D, Carr CE (1998) Development of the nucleus angularis in the barn owl (Tyto alba). Assoc Res Otolaryng, p 100. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Kubke MF, *Massoglia D, Carr C (1998) Evolution and development of the time-coding nuclei in the brainstem of the barn owl (Tyto alba). Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing. Washington DC, USA.
  • Kubke MF, Wild M, Carr CE (1998) Nucleus basalis of the barn owl contains both tonotopic and somatotopic maps. International Symposium of Neuroethology. San Diego, CA.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF, Puelles L (1998) Rhombomeric origin of the brainstem auditory nuclei of birds. International Symposium of Neuroethology. San Diego CA.
  • Amagai S, Kubke MF, *Blanco C, Shelden EA, Dooling RJ, Carr CE (1997) Functional organization of time-coding circuitry in the nucleus laminaris of budgerigars. CEBH, College Park, MD.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF (1997) Mapping of ITD in the nucleus laminaris of the barn owl. CEBH, College Park MD
  • Gauger B, Kubke MF, *Basu L, Wagner H, Carr CE (1997) Development of calretinin-like immunoreactivity in the time coding pathway of the barn owl (Tyto alba) embryo. CEBH, College Park, MD.
  • Kubke MF, Dooling RJ, Hodos, W (1997) Anatomy of the cochlear nuclei and nucleus laminaris in Belgian waterslagger canaries, Serinus canaria. CEBH, College Park, MD
  • Kubke MF, *Rigby LL, *Basu L, Carr CE, Moiseff A (1997) Synaptic rearrangement in the barn owl auditory brainstem during the sensitive period. CEBH, College Park MD.
  • Massoglia DP, Kubke MF, *Rigby LL, Carr CE (1997) Synapses in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl form during the period of embryonic cell death. CEBH, College Park MD.
  • Massoglia D, Kubke MF, Carr C (1997) Embryonic development of the time-coding nuclei in the brainstem of the barn owl (Tyto alba). Northeast Regional Developmental Biology Meeting. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA.
  • Gauger B, Kubke MF, *Basu L, Wagner H, Carr C (1997) Development of calretinin in the time coding pathway of the barn owl (Tyto alba) embryo. Soc Neurosci Abs, p 182. New Orleans, LA.
  • Soares D, Guan L, Kubke MF, Bent B, Presson J, Cohen A (1997) Regeneration of serotonergic cells in the larval lamprey after spinal cord injury. Soc Neurosci Abs, New Orleans, LA.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF (1997) Studies on the evolution and development of the brainstem time-coding nuclei of the barn owl (Tyto alba). J B Johnston Club. New Orleans LA.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF, *Massoglia DP, Amagai S (1997) The evolution of temporal coding circuits. In: SONA. South Africa.
  • Kubke MF, Dooling RJ, Hodos W (1997) Anatomy of the cochlear nuclei in Belgian Waterslager canaries (Serinus canaria). Assoc Res Otolaryng. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Kubke MF, Marin F, Carr CE, Puelles L (1997) Rhombomeric origin and chemical diversity of regions of the brainstem auditory nuclei of the chicken. Assoc Res Otolaryng. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF, *Massoglia DP, Amagai S (1997) The evolution of temporal coding circuits. Assoc Res Otoalryng. St. Petersburg FL.
  • Dooling R, *Dent M, Kubke MF, Hodos W (1997) Recovery of hearing in Belgian waterslagger canaries (Serinus canaria). Animal Behavior Society. College Park, MD.
  • Gauger B, Kubke MF, Carr C, Wagner H (1997) Aspects of the development of the inferior colliculus in the barn owl (Tyto alba). 25th. Göttingen Neurobiology Conference. Göttingen, Germany.
  • Kubke MF, Carr CE (1996) Development of glutamatergic and GABAergic systems in the auditory brainstem and midbrain of the barn owl (Tyto alba). Assoc Res Otolaryng. St. Petersburg FL.
  • Kubke MF, Amagai S, *Blanco C, Dooling RJ, Carr CE (1996) Brainstem auditory time coding nuclei in the budgerigar: Anatomy. Assoc Res Otolaryng. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF (1996) Mapping of ITD tuning along isofrequency slabs in nucleus laminaris of the barn owl. Soc Neurosci Abs. Washington DC.
  • Kubke MF, Rigby LL, Basu L, Carr CE, Moiseff A (1996) Synaptic rearrangement in the barn owl auditory brainstem during the sensitive period. Soc Neurosci Abs, p 126. Washington DC.
  • Massoglia DP, Kubke MF, *Rigby LL, Carr CE (1996) Synapses in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl form during the period of embryonic cell death. Soc Neurosci Abs, p 127. Washington DC.
  • Amagai S, Kubke MF, *Blanco C, Shelden EA, Dooling RJ, Carr CE (1996) Functional organisation of time-coding circuitry in the nucleus laminaris of budgerigars. Soci. Neurosci. Abs. Washington DC.
  • Carr CE, Kubke MF, Amagai S, *Massoglia DP (1996) Evolution of time coding systems. Evolutionary perspectives in Audition. College Park, MD, USA.
  • Kubke MF, *Rigby LL, Carr CE (1996) Synaptic development in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl (Tyto alba). Evolutionary Perspectives on Audition. College Park, MD, USA.

1987-1995

  • Kubke MF, Carr CE (1995) Development of glutamatergic and GABAergic systems in the auditory brainstem and midbrain of the barn owl (Tyto alba). Amer Soc of Zool. Washington. DC.
  • Rigby LL, Kubke MF, Carr CE (1995) Distribution of SV2 during development of the brainstem of the barn owl. Amer. Soc. Zool. 35:101A.
  • Kubke MF, Landmesser LT (1991) Exogenous CGRP partially prevents the dTC induced increase in intramuscular nerve branching in embryonic chicken. Soc Neurosci Abs, p 735. New Orleans, LA.
  • Kubke MF, Pecci Saavedra JA (1987) Morphological study of serotoninergic neurons in vitro. EXPOBECA, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Peressini SM, Oliva ED, Kubke MF, Pecci Saavedra JA (1987) Aggregate culture of serotoninergic neurons. I Congreso de la Federación Iberoamericana de Biología Celular y Molecular. Barcelona, España.

Edited Manuscripts

  • Calabrese A, Schumacher JW, Schneider DM, Paninski L, Woolley SMN, 2011 A Generalized Linear Model for Estimating Spectrotemporal Receptive Fields from Responses to Natural Sounds. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16104. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016104
  • Zagami CJ, Stifani S, 2010 Molecular Characterization of the Mouse Superior Lateral Parabrachial Nucleus through Expression of the Transcription Factor Runx1. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13944. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013944
  • Riede T, Fisher JH, Goller F, 2010 Sexual Dimorphism of the Zebra Finch Syrinx Indicates Adaptation for High Fundamental Frequencies in Males. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011368
  • Liu X, Yan Y, Wang Y, Yan J, 2010 Corticofugal Modulation of Initial Neural Processing of Sound Information from the Ipsilateral Ear in the Mouse. PLoS ONE 5(11): e14038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014038

Research Funding

I have contributed to different extents to the following funding (amounts in New Zealand Dollars):

  • 2009 Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand ($706,666.66) Does complex tool manufacture require specific morphological, cognitive and neural adaptations? (R Gray, PI; MF Kubke, A Taylor AIs)
  • 2009 FMHS Dean’s discretionary fund ($50,000) Unilateral brain damage and paradoxical functional facilitation
  • 2009 FMHS FRDF ($150,000) Unilateral brain damage and paradoxical functional facilitation
  • 2009 FMHS PBRF Fund ($5,000) Travel support for Prof EW Rubel, University of Washington.
  • 2008 Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, Funding for 2009 Auckland Neuroscience Network Workshop (as ANN representative) ($7,000)
  • 2008 FMHS PBRF Fund ($5,000). Travel support for P Logerot to attend summer course at the Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole.
  • 2008 Centre for Advanced MRI Pilot Study Fund ($900)(PIs: MF Kubke, JM Wild, JR Corfield, P Logerot)
  • 2007 Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel grant ($2,000)
  • 2007 Univ of Auckland Strategic International Research Collaboration Fund Comparative anatomy of vocal control nuclei (JM Wild, PI; Hugo Rios (Argentina) and MF Kubke, AIs) ($3,360).
  • 2006 Univ of Auckland Res Comm: with JM Wild Auditory Physiology (Equipment grant $12,000)
  • 2005 ISAT- Royal Society of New Zealand Role of binaural hearing in the processing of auditory signals JM Wild (Supervisor) MF Kubke (Project Leader) SM Woolley (External Collaborator) ($5,640).
  • 2005 Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Project Grant. Influence of hindbrain segmentation in axonal pathfinding. MF Kubke (PI) ($125,991)
  • 2005 Marsden Fund, The Royal Society of New Zealand. How does the bird know who is singing? ($710,000). MF Kubke and JM Wild (PIs), ME Hauber (AI).
  • 2005 School of Biological Sciences (U of Auckland) PBRF allocation: MRI studies in the northern brown kiwi. ($2,500). MF Kubke S Parsons, ME Hauber, JM Wild and J Corfield (PIs).
  • 2005 Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel grant ($2,000)
  • 2004 Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel grant ($3,000)
  • 2004 Neurological Foundation Travel Grant ($3,205)
  • 2003 Neurological Foundation of New Zealand MF Kubke, JM Wild (equipment grant, $10,000)
  • 2003 ISAT, Royal Society of New Zealand, with JM Wild and R Hyson ($5,000)
  • 2003 U of Auckland Res Comm: with Drs JM Wild (Anatomy), D Brunton and S. Parsons (School of Biological Sciences) Status and acoustic development of northern brown kiwi Apteryx mantelli on Ponui Island
  • 2003 U of Auckland Res Comm: with Dr JM Wild .Neural Responses to song (equipment grant). ($14,500)
  • 2002 Neurological Foundation of New Zealand: Specialisations for high frequency time coding in auditory neurons. Martin Wild PI ($10,000)
  • 1997 Grass Foundation Research Fellowship: Development of auditory brainstem in the chicken
  • 1994 University of Connecticut: Role of CGRP in the development of intramuscular nerve branches. Dr. G. Pilar, PI
  • 1987 University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Influence of external factors in the morphological differentiation of serotoninergic neurons in vitro.

Professional Societies/Service/Other Activities

Invited Symposium Speaker

  • 2010 Development of hindbrain afferent innervations Miniconference on Sensory Systems University of Auckland
  • 2004 Comparative approaches to the coding of interaural time differences in birds, Society for Neuroscience, Minisymposium. San Diego California, USA
  • 2004 Evolution of the auditory system in birds: Lessons from comparative anatomy. Plenary talk, 6th Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Vaquerias, Cordoba, Argentina.
  • 1998 Evolution and development of the time-coding nuclei in the brainstem of the barn owl (Tyto alba) Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, College Park, MD, USA
  • 1997 Development of temporal coding circuits in the barn owl. International Symposium of Hearing, Grantham, UK

Invited Seminar Speaker

  • 2009 On birds, brains, behaviour and evolution Department of Anatomy, U Auckland
  • 2008 Innervation of the hindbrain by afferent cranial axons. ANN seminar series, U Auckland
  • 2008 Understanding behaviour through comparative anatomy. Massey University, Albany
  • 2008 A bird’s ear view of auditory processing. Hearing Research Seminar, School of Population Science, University of Auckland
  • 2008 Understanding behaviour through comparative anatomy. Auckland Hospital, Neuroscience update seminar series
  • 2007 Understanding behaviour through comparative anatomy. Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center University of Washington Seattle. Host: Prof. E Rubel
  • 2007 Understanding behaviour through comparative anatomy. Department of Anatomy, University of Otago
  • 2005 Fact, artefact and artifice: The use and misuse of electrophysiology. (With Prof. J Montgomery). Auckland Neuroscience Network Seminar and Networking Series. The University of Auckland.
  • 2005 Structure and function of the auditory system: Lessons from comparative anatomy. Auckland Hospital
  • 2004 Organisation of neuronal circuits: Auditory and Vocal Pathways. University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences. Host: Arturo Romano
  • 2004 Adaptations to auditory specialization in brainstem nuclei in birds. Sensory encoding, from molecules to perception. Auckland Neuroscience Network, University of Auckland.
  • 2003 Circuit remodelling underlying temporal coding features in birds University of Sydney, Department of Physiology, Sydney, Australia. Host Dario Protti
  • 2003 The making of neuronal circuits: insights from auditory and vocal pathways. Department of Physiology, University of Otago
  • 2002 Comparative approach to sound localisation in birds. University of Auckland, Anatomy and Physiology Seminar Series, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1998 Lipophilic dye labeling distinguishes segregated central components of the eighth cranial nerve in embryonic chicken. General Scientific Meeting, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1998 Auditory localisation in the barn owl (Tyto alba) INGEBI, Buenos Aires, Argentina Host: E. Katz
  • 1998 Neuroethological aspects of sound localisation in barn owl (Tyto alba) University of Buenos Aires, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina Host: H Maldonado
  • 1997 Development of the auditory nuclei of the brainstem of the barn owl. Institute Dr. Eduardo de Robertis, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina Host: JA Pecci Saavedra
  • 1997 Morphological substrates of auditory localisation in Barn Owls. University of Buenos Aires, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina Host H Maldonado
  • 1996 Development of the time coding nuclei in the rhombencephalon of the Barn Owl. University of Murcia, School of Medicine, Dept. of Morphological Sciences, Murcia, Spain Host: L Puelles
  • 1996 Development of the time coding system in the barn owl (Tyto alba) Institut für Biologie II, RWTH, Aachen, Germany Host: H Wagner
  • 1989-94 Yearly presentations on PhD research at the University of Connecticut Department of Physiology and Neurobiology and Neuroscience Committee. Inactivity independent dTC induced sprouting. The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Other Research Activities

  • 2005 Guest Scientist, Institute Eduardo de Robertis, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2004 Guest Scientist Division of Biology, Caltech, Pasadena USA
  • 1996 Guest Scientist Sonderforschungsbereich, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) at the Institut für Biologie II, RTWH, Aachen, Germany
  • 1995-97, 99-2001. Field Work Assistant (ad honorem) Behavior and diversity of fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont, TN, USA. Under the direction and supervision of Drs. J Copeland and A Moiseff

Conferences/Workshops Attended

  • 2010 New Zealand eResearch Symposium, Auckland (October 26-27)
  • 2010 SciFoo, GooglePlex, CA USA (July 30-August 1)
  • 2010 Open Science Summit Berkeley CA USA (July 29)
  • 2010 EduCampNZ, Auckland (July 24)
  • 2010 Data Matters (MoRST), Wellington (15 July)
  • 2010 EdTalks Symposium, Wellington New Zealand (March 26)
  • 2010 Cochrane Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand (March 22)
  • 2010 Science Online 2010, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA (January 15-17)
  • 2010 Linux Conference Australia, Wellington, New Zealand (January 18-23)
  • 2009 Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), Auckland (December 6-9)
  • 2009 Science Communication Association of New Zealand (SCANZ), Palmerston North (July 30- August 1)
  • 2009 Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research (AWCBR) Queenstown (August 29-September 2)
  • 2008 Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research (AWCBR) Queenstown (August 23 -27)
  • 2007 8th International Congress in Neuroethology (ISN) Vancouver, Canada
  • 2006 International Society for Comparative Psychology, Christchurch
  • 2006 Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Cordoba, Argentina
  • 2005 Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Cordoba, Argentina
  • 2004 7th International Congress in Neuroethology (ISN) Nyborg, Denmark
  • 2004 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 2004 JB Johnston Club, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 2004 Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Cordoba, Argentina
  • 2002 Behavioral Neurobiology of Bird Song, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
  • 2001 Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St Petersburg FL USA
  • 2000 Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St Petersburg, FL USA
  • 2000 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA USA
  • 1998 General Scientific Meeting Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA USA
  • 1999 Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St Petersburg FL USA
  • 1998 Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St Petersburg FL USA
  • 1998 Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, Washington DC USA
  • 1997 Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, College Park MD USA
  • 1997 Northeast Regional Developmental Biology Meeting, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA USA
  • 1997 International Symposium on Hearing, Grantham UK
  • 1997 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA USA
  • 1997 JB Johnston Club, New Orleans LA USA
  • 1997 Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St Petersburg FL USA
  • 1997 Animal Behavior Society, College Park MD USA
  • 1996 Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St Petersburg FL USA
  • 1996 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC USA
  • 1996 Evolutionary Perspectives in Audition, College Park MD USA
  • 1995 American Society of Zoologists, Washington DC USA
  • 1991 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans USA

Professional and Academic Development

  • 2010-11 Enrolled in Postgraduate Degree in Academic Practice, Centre for Academic Development, University of Auckland
  • 2009 Academic Development Workshop, CAD, University of Auckland
  • 2009 Web 2.0 Workshop, Learning Technology Unit, University of Auckland
  • 1987 Lectures on Neurobiology. INIBIBB, Bahia Blanca, Bs. As., Argentina. Dr. J Nicholls
  • 1987 Mechanisms of Development of the Nervous System in vitro and in vivo. Institute of Cell Biology, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. G Pilar
  • 1986 International Symposium on Neurobiology. University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1986 Basis and Use of the Electron Microscope. Institute of Cell Biology, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ing. Zimmerman
  • 1985 Morphological, Histochemical, Pharmacological and Biochemical Basis of Neurotransmission. Institute of Cell Biology, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prof. Emer. Dr. A Pellegrino de Iraldi and others
  • 1985 Introduction to Animal Behaviour. Ornithological Society "Del Plata", Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lic. M Papini

Professional Service

  • 2010-present Coordinator Research Options for Medical Students
  • 2010 PhD Thesis Examiner SJ Cunningham, Tactile senses and foraging in birds with emphasis on kiwi. Massey University
  • 2010 Panel Member Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 2010 Academic Editor, PLoS One
  • 2010 Editorial Board, Brain Behavior and Evolution
  • 2010 Co-Organiser Miniconference on Sensory Systems, University of Auckland
  • 2006, 09,10 Panel Member, HRC pre-submission assessment, Research Office, U of Auckland.
  • 2009-present Research Advisory Committe member, The Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
  • 2009-present Science Advisory Panel member Science Media Centre
  • 2009 Co-Organizer, Course on immunocytochemistry, deconvolution and high throughput analysis, Auckland Neuroscience Network
  • 2008, 2009 Panel Member, Faculty Research Development Fund Reviews
  • 2006-2009 Secretary, Auckland Neuroscience Network
  • 2006-present Editor: International Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • 2005-2009 Co-Organizer, Auckland Neuroscience Workshop
  • 2004-2009 Organizing Committee and Webmaster, Auckland Neuroscience Network
  • 2004-2009 Organizing Committee, Auckland Neuroscience Network Annual Workshop
  • 2008 Interviewer, MAPAS (Maori and Pacific Admissions Scheme)
  • 2008 Judge, Auckland Neuroscience Network Poster Competition
  • 2008 Co-Organizer, Course on Sensory and Motor Processing, Auckland Neuroscience Network
  • 2007 External Assessor, Master of Audiology Program, School of Population Health, U of Auckland
  • 2007 Co-Organizer, Minisymposium of Neuroethology (sponsored by School of Biol Sci, School Med Sci, Dept Psychol and Auckland Neuroscience Network). U of Auckland
  • 2006 Co-Organizer, Course on Developmental Neurobiology, Auckland Neuroscience Network
  • 2006 Member Provisional Organizing Committee Argentine Society of Physiology
  • 2005 Co-Chair, Course on Brain Development and Evolution, Argentine Neuroscience Workshop Córdoba Argentina.
  • 2004 Reviewer: Sinauer Publishers, “Principles of Brain Evolution” by Georg Striedter.
  • 2003 Guest Editor: International Journal of Comparative Psychology. Special issue: Evolution of the Auditory System.
  • Ad Hoc External Reviewer Developmental Dynamics, Brain, Behavior and Evolution, Animal Biology, Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Australian J of Zoology, Hearing Research, PloSONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society

Professional Society Memberships

  • Auckland Neuroscience Network
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • JB Johnston Club (International society of comparative neurobiologists)
  • International Society for Neuroethology
  • Argentine Society of Physiology
  • International Society for Comparative Psychology

Hosting of Speakers/Visitors at the University of Auckland

  • 2003 Dr R Baker (New York University Medical School)
  • 2003 Dr H Baker (Cornell University, School of Medicine)
  • 2003 Dr R Hyson (Florida State University)
  • Dr R Mooney (Duke University Medical Center)
  • Dr V Bingman (Bowling Green State University)
  • 2005 Dr SM Woolley (Columbia University)
  • 2006 Dr B Finlay (Cornell University) (through Auckland Neuroscience Network)
  • 2007 Dr H Rios (University of Buenos Aires, Medical School)
  • 2008 Dr C Koeppl (Sydney University, Australia)
  • 2008 Dr D Sanes (New York University) (through Auckland Neuroscience Network)
  • 2009 Dr H Eisthen (Michigan State University)
  • 2010 Ed W Rubel (Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center University of Washington Seattle)

Collabotors

  • Stuart Parsons (School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland)
  • Diane Brunton (Massey University, Albany)
  • Richard Hyson (Florida State University, USA)
  • Isabel Castro (Massey University, Palmerston North)
  • Jose Luis Peña (CalTech, USA)
  • Mark Hauber (School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland)
  • Hugo Ríos (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Monica Acosta (Optometry, University of Auckland)
  • Sarah Woolley (Columbia University, USA)
  • Christine Köppl (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Peter Thorne (FMHS, University of Auckland)
  • Heather Eisthen (Michigan State University)
  • William Hodos (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Robert J Dooling (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Andrew Moiseff (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Luis Puelles (University of Murcia, Spain)*


Teaching

Undergraduate and post-graduate level teaching

  • 2010 Lecturer MEDSCI206 FMHS University of Auckland
  • 2010 Lecturer MEDSCI201 FMHS University of Auckland
  • 2010 Lecturer Biosci107 (Cellular Processes and Development) SBS, University of Auckland
  • 2006-2010 Instructor MEDSCI310 Physiology of the Brain, FMHS, University of Auckland
  • 2004-2010 Instructor MPHEALTH10H, Maori and Pacific Health Certificate, University of Auckland
  • 2009 Instructor AUDIOL704 (Masters of Audiology), FMHS, University of Auckland
  • 2009 Instructor AUDIOL701 (Masters of Audiology), FMHS, University of Auckland
  • 2007-2008 Instructor MAUD704 (Masters of Audiology), University of Auckland.
  • 2007 Instructor MBCHB301 Special Senses, FMHS, University of Auckland
  • 2007 Instructor MEDSCI702 Special Topics, FMHS University of Auckland
  • 2005-2007 Laboratory Instructor MAUD704 (Masters of Audiology), University of Auckland.
  • 2005 Guest Lecturer Animal Form and Function, FoS, University of Auckland (Dr. S Parsons, Course coordinator).
  • 2005 Instructor Medical Neuroscience 352 FMHS, University of Auckland
  • 2004, 2005 Instructor Anatomy 201, FoS, University of Auckland
  • 2000 Instructor (Lectures) Neural Systems (BSCI 446, upper undergraduate, lower post-graduate), in collaboration with Dr. CE Carr University of Maryland, Dept. of Biology College Park, MD, USA
  • 1998 Instructor (Lectures) Neural Systems (ZOOL 400, upper undergraduate, lower post-graduate) University of Maryland, Dept. of Biology.
  • 1997 Guest Lecturer Neurophysiology (Dr. O Uchitel, Course Coordinator, Specialization level) University of Buenos Aires, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, Argentina
  • 1997 Guest Lecturer Seminar in Cellular Neurobiology (Dr. R Rivas, Course Coordinator) University of Maryland, Dept. of Biology.
  • 1997 Guest Lecturer Hearing (Dr. C Moss, Course Coordinator) University of Maryland, Dept. of Biology.
  • 1996, 1997 Teaching Assistant Neural Systems and Behavior (4th. cycle) (post-graduate, postdoctoral level) Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA
  • 1996 Instructor (Lectures) Neural Systems (ZOOL 238J) (undergraduate level) University of Maryland, Dept. of Zoology.
  • 1994 Lecturer, Human Physiology and Anatomy (PNB 264) The University of Connecticut, Dept. of Physiology and Neurobiology, Waterbury, CT, USA
  • 1990-1992 Graduate Teaching Assistant Instructor for the Animal Physiology Laboratory (senior undergraduate level) The University of Connecticut, Dept. of Physiology and Neurobiology, Storrs, CT, USA
  • 1988-90, 94 Graduate Teaching Assistant Instructor for the laboratory portions of Human Physiology and Anatomy (undergraduate level) The University of Connecticut, Dept. of Physiology and Neurobiology, Storrs, CT, USA

Course Development

  • Neural Systems (ZOOL 400 and BSCI 446) University of Maryland, Department of Biology, College Park MD, USA (upper undergraduate/lower graduate level). Course curriculum available upon request.
  • Brain Development and Evolution -2005, Argentine Neuroscience Workshop, Córdoba, Argentina. With Dr D Jerusalinki (University of Buenos Aires). Guest Lecturers: Dr G Striedter (UC Irvine), Dr L Puelles (U Murcia), Dr B Finlay (Cornell University), Dr A Carrasco (U of Buenos Aires), Dr R Baker (NYU), Dr F Tejedor Rescalvo (U Miguel Hernandez).
  • Developmental Neurobiology Workshop- 2006: Auckland Neuroscience Network. With Drs K Bumsted O’Brien, J Montgomery, G Housley. Guest Lecturer: Dr Barbara Finlay (Cornell University)
  • Sensory Processing and Motor Function Workshop - 2008: Auckland Neuroscience Network. With Dr P Thorne, W Byblow, J Montgomery (U Auckland) and P Smith, C Darlington (U Otago). Guest Lecturer: Dan Sanes (New York University)

Other

  • 2010-present Learning Technology Unit proposal awarded to trial online research and student management system (tuhura.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz)

Public Science Communication and Media Coverage

Public Talks

  • 2010 Nerdnite Wellington: The marriage of technology and neuroscience (November 29th)
  • 2010 Remixing Aotearoa Webinar, as part of Open Access Week, Open Educational Resources Foundation (October 22nd)
  • 2010 PechaKucha AKL: Science and Science Communication in the 21st Century (May 19th)
  • 2009 PechaKucha AKL: The brain of the kiwi (August 5th.)
  • 2009 The Orcon Great Blend, Ignite talk: How to build a brain machine interface (June 5th)

Interviews

  • 2010 Kubke MF The Tui Citizen Science Project, Graeme Hill, Radio Live (June 5th)
  • 2010 Kubke MF Interview published in a Blog Around The Clock
  • 2009 Kubke MF. The Tui Citizen Science Project, Summer Noelle, Noelle McCarthy, Radio New Zealand (Dec 28)
  • 2009 Kubke MF. How Stuff Works: The kiwi brain. Jose Barbosa, Sunday Breakfast, 95bFM (Dec 6)
  • 2008 Corfield, J.R., Kubke, M.F. MRI scans of frozen kiwi brains may shed light on the unusual behaviours of the kiwi, Radio New Zealand, Our Changing World, 22-05-2008.
  • 2008 Corfield, J.R. MRI scanning of kiwi brains. ABC Radio Hobart, Tasmania 08-05-2008
  • 2007 Corfield, JR, Kubke, MF. 'The brains of kiwi', bFM, Ready Steady Learn with Mikey Havoc, 12-06-2007.
  • 2007 Corfield, JR. The big brained kiwi. Interviewed by Bill Ralston on Radio live 10-12-2007.
  • 2007 Corfield, JR. Kiwi: smarter than you would think. Interviewed by Mary Wilson on Radio New Zealand – National. 10-12-2007.

Newspaper & magazine articles

  • 2009 Kubke MF. Great minds come together at brain research retreat. Reflexions of Science, Science Media Centre
  • 2009 Corfield JR and Kubke MF. (2009) Kiwi birds and hearing. The New Zealand science teacher magazine 121 p13-14.
  • 2008 Picking kiwis brains by John Gerritsen, 04 May 2008, University World News, Issue: 0026 http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20080501155937194
  • 2008 Bird brains guide conservation by Brooke Borel, 18 April 2008, Cosmos. http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/1948/bird-brains-guide-conservation
  • 2008 Scans give insight into kiwi brains by Kent Atkinson, New Zealand Herald Thursday Apr 17, 2008
  • 2008 Open day puts our brains into focus: looking at the big picture. (H Gibbons, MF Kubke, RLM Faull) East and Bays Courier 13-03-2008
  • 2007 Turns out kiwi’s no bird brain after all by Angela Gregory, New Zealand Herald, 11-12-2007.
  • 2007 Who’s a clever boy then by Dave Burgess, The Dominion Post, 11-12-2007.
  • 2007 Kiwi may give Polly a run for its cracker. The Press, 11-12-2007.

Other

  • 2011 Building Brains - Brain Open Day activity (8 yr old and above)
  • 2007- 2010 Co-organiser, Brain Open Day, University of Auckland and Neurological Foundation
  • 2010 Centre for Brain Research public communication online (twitter, News Site)
  • 2010 Maths and Neuroscience, Summerland Primary School, Auckland (with Pete Hall and Dr Mark Changizi)
  • 2010 Building a Water Neuron, Northcote Primary School, Auckland
  • 2000 Instructor. Bioluminescence: The light show at Elkmont. With Dr A Moiseff, and Dr. J Copeland and the Smoky Mountains National Park Service. Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont TN USA

Training and Research Supervision of Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students

  • Lana L Rigby (1995-1997) Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (supervised synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity studies, 1 manuscript in preparation,1 book chapter, 6 conference presentations)
  • Lopa Basu (1995-1997) Howard Hughes Research Fellow, University of Maryland Honors Program, Department of Zoology High Honors (supervised immunocytochemistry of calretinin. Paper published in Journal of Comparative Neurology, 4 conference presentations)
  • Cesareo Blanco (1995-1998) Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Howard Hughes Fellow, University of Maryland Honors Program, Senior Summer Research Fellow (supervised 3-D modelling of auditory centres, 3 conference presentations)
  • Vinh Diep (1996-1998) Howard Hughes Research Fellow (supervised immunocytochemistry of GABAergic systems)
  • Eashen Liu (1999-2000) Howard Hughes Research Fellow, University of Maryland Honors Program, Department of Biology High Honors (supervised her allometric studies, 1 conference presentation)
  • Dino Massoglia (1995-1997) University of Maryland Masters Program (supervised his neurogenesis and synaptogenesis studies, which were published in J Neuroscience and Brain Behavior and Evolution, 2 book chapters, 8 conference presentations)
  • Priscilla Logerot (2006- ) PhD, with M Wild and M Hauber, Auditory processing in songbirds. Centre for Advanced MRI Travel Grant. Centre for Advanced MRI Pilot Study Fund (co-PI); 2008 Neural Systems and Behaviour Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole (travel/tuition support from FMHS PBRF Fund, Marine Biological Lab, FMHS Graduate Student Association). (2 manuscripts published in J Comp Neurol, 2 manuscripts in preparation, 5 conference presentations)
  • Anna Gsell (2009- ) PhD, Massey University-Albany, main supervisor: Dianne Brunton. Olfaction in the Kakapo.
  • Cherry Mao (2009- )PhD, with Peter Thorne and Johanna Montgomery. Development of the dorsal cochlear nucleus.
  • Felipe Medina (2010- ) PhD (Psychology) Main supervisors: Russel Gray, Gavin Hunt. Neuroanatomy of New Caledonian Crows
  • Christine Chavert (2009) PhD Student, University of California, Irvine (Georg Striedter, Supervisor). NSF Summer Fellowship in my lab to study the evolution of forebrain enlargement in birds. (1 manuscript submitted to Biol Letters)
  • Jeremy Corfield (2005-09) PhD, with S Parsons and JM Wild. Anatomy and vocal behaviour of kiwi. (Degree awarded 2009, Vice-Chancellor’s Best Doctoral Thesis Award) Runner up University of Auckland Exposure poster competition; Winner 2006 BIRU imaging competition (Biomedical Imaging Category); Winner 2007 BIRU imaging competition (Confocal Microscopy Category); Commendation 2008 BIRU imaging competition (Visualisation and Analysis Category). American Ornithological Union Student Membership Award; Graduate Research Fund (grant, PI); SBS-PBRF Fund (grant co-PI), Centre for Advanced MRI Pilot Study Fund (co-PI), Royal Society of New Zealand (travel grant), International Society for Neuroethology (travel grant), FMHS Graduate Student Association (travel grant), Graduate Research Fund (travel grant), Heiligenberg Travel Award (2008, International Society for Neuroethology), Luis Carneiro Memorial travel award (2009, J.B. Johnston Club), Grass Fellowship in Neuroscience; FMHS bursaries (2007, 2008). 3 Radio Interviews and substantial press coverage on his work, (Work published in PLoS ONE, Brain Behav Evol and Nature Protocols, 5 conference presentations, and several public talks)
  • Jean Sebastien Finger (2008-09) MSc with John Montgomery. Neurogenesis in developing and adult sharks: Its role in the scaling of different brain regions Completed with A (Australasian Winter Conference of Brain Research Travel Award; Winner ANN poster competition, Category B- Honours-PhD level). (1 manuscript in preparation, 1 conference presentation)
  • Verushka Pillay (2009) (Masters of Audiology) (co-supervisor) Sound localisation with hearing aids.
  • Kathryn Lomas (2006-07) MSc, with S Parsons; Auditory physiology of Weta. Completed with A- (1 conference presentation)
  • Malisha Hettiarachchi (2010- ) summer student. Development of motor components of cranial nerves
  • Reuben Cutfield (2010 - ) Neuranatomy of New Caledonian Crows / Development of cranial sensory afferents.
  • Cecilia Wong (2009-2010) summer student. Engaging the University of Auckland in community-based science education (part of the Tamaki Transformation Project)
  • Yoshitetsu Haremoto (2009-2010) summer student. The retina of the kiwi. (with Monica Acosta)

Other training/technical assistance of personnel and students

  • Lucia Perez (PhD student, CalTech/University of Uruguay), Assistance with tract tracing and confocal analysis
  • Gene Akutagawa (Technician, Caltech) Assistance with immunocytochemistry
  • Megan McGregor (Technician, University of Auckland) Assistance with tract tracing.
  • Lin-Chen Huang (PhD student, University of Auckland) Assistance with immunocytochemistry and tract tracing
  • Thorin Jonsson (PhD student, University of Auckland). Training in intracellular physiololgy (1 manuscript in preparation)
  • Daphne Soares (PhD student, University of Maryland). Training in immunocytochemistry.(2 conference presentations)
  • Barbara Bent (Research Assistant, University of Maryland). Training in immunocytochemistry.(1 conference presentation)
  • Baerbel Gauger (PhD student, RWTH, Aachen, Germany) Assistance with immunocytochemistry (1 manuscript in J Comp Neurol, 1 book chapter, 4 conference presentations)
  • Micheal Dent (PhD student, University of Maryland) Training and supervision of anatomical studies (1 manuscript in Hearing Res, 3 conference presentations)
  • Beth Brittan-Powell (PhD student, University of Maryland) Assistance with auditory evoked potentials


Development of weekly “tutorials” used for discussion of research topics within the ANN Neuroethology Cluster.

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