Janet L. Fitzakerley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Duluth

E-MAIL: jfitzake@d.umn.edu


Research Interests:

Dr. Fitzakerley's interests include hearing science, central nervous system development, and information processing in the brainstem. Her ongoing research uses molecular biological and patch clamp recording techniques to study the acquisition of function in the cochlear nucleus, with a specific focus on the role of potassium channels in the determination of response properties of cochlear nucleus neurons.


Most Cited publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Fitzakerley JL, Michlin ML, Paton J, Dubinsky JM. Neuroscientists' classroom visits positively impact student attitudes. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 16;8(12):e84035.
  • Fitzakerley JL, Westra R. Service learning in rural communities. Medical students teach children about the brain. Minn Med. 2008;91:38-40.
  • Fitzakerley JL, Schweitzer L. Morphology of neurons cultured from subdivisions of the mouse cochlear nucleus. Cell Tissue Res. 2003;311:145-158.
  • Fitzakerley JL. Survival and differentiation of neurons cultured from the mouse cochlear nucleus on extracellular matrix components. Neurosci Lett. 2001;316:183-187.
  • Fitzakerley JL, Star KV, Rinn JL, Elmquist BJ. Expression of Shal potassium channel subunits in the adult and developing cochlear nucleus. Hear Res. 2000;147:31-45.
  • Fitzakerley JL, McGee JA, Walsh EJ. Paradoxical relationship between tuning and threshold during auditory nerve fibre development in kittens. J Acoust Soc Am. 1998;103(6):3464-3477.
  • Fitzakerley JL, Schaefer KL, Kitko RA, Manis PB. Properties of cochlear nucleus neurons in primary culture. Hear Res. 1997;114(1-2):148-68.
Janet Fitzakerley