Check out the latest “Inside Industry with IREO” podcast with Allison Coffin, associate professor of Neuroscience at WSU Vancouver. Trained as a fish biologist, Coffin originally studied and researched how fish sense their surroundings and hear. Unlike humans, fish can regenerate their hearing. Now, she uses fish at the Coffin Lab in Vancouver to understand how people hear.

Coffin also serves as the chair of Science Talk, a non-profit organization that engages and promotes science communication and outreach, networking, and holds an annual conference that features keynote science speakers, workshops on science communication, and opportunities for researchers to share their stories.

The “Inside Industry with IREO” podcast features topics that cover how WSU researchers can work with industry to fund research and highlights research conducted by WSU scientists in collaboration with industry.

Other recent episodes include feature Joe Harding, professor of physiology and neuroscience at WSU and co-founder of Athira Pharma, and his research on treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease; and Amit Dhingra, interim chair for the Horticulture Department and leader of the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors at WSU.

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