Adrián Rodríguez-Contreras

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation

Biology

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Sensory and Comparative Neuroscience
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neonate Biology
  • Optical Imaging
  • Comparative Neurobiology
  • Sensory Neuroscience

Building

Center for Discovery and Innovation

Office

3.301

Phone

212-650-5899

Fax

212-650-8585

Adrián Rodríguez-Contreras

Research Interests

The ultimate goal of my research is to understand how intrinsic programs and environmental cues interact to coordinate hearing development in neonate mammals. Current projects are focused on defining how manipulations of neuronal electrical activity affect the development of the neuro-glio-vascular unit in the auditory brainstem. In a separate project, we initiated neurodevelopmental comparative studies on the cnidarian hydra, a multicellular organism with a distributed nervous system and radial symmetry.

Teaching

  • BIO20700 - Physiology of Organisms
  • BIO45400 - Sensory Perception
  • BIO31000 - Seminar in Gliophysiology
  • MHC20301 - Macaulay Seminar 3: Science and Technology in NYC

Funding

2010 - 2021 National Institutes of Health SC1DC015907