Alum Allison Coffin Connects Study of Zebrafish to Human Communication

Allison Coffin (Ph.D. '05, biology; advisor: Professor Arthur Popper), now an associate professor of neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, was inspired by a lone shark to become a neuroscience researcher and science communicator.

Through the study of zebrafish hearing, Coffin and her team learn about the cellular mechanisms of human hearing and hearing loss. Her dynamic laboratory is a place where groundbreaking projects evolve and students flourish. Training the next generation of scientists in a positive environment is elemental to the culture Coffin has fostered.

Read the full story on the Washington State University Vancouver website.