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:
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- Fitzakerley JL, Trachte GJ. Genetics of guanylyl cyclase pathways in the cochlea and their influence on hearing. Physiol Genomics. 2018 Sep 1;50(9):780-806.
- 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.