Michael T. Roberts

Kresge Hearing Research Institute

University of Michigan

Michael T. Roberts
Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Roberts received a B.A. in biology from The University of Chicago in 2000 and completed a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology at The University of Texas at Austin in 2005. As a postdoctoral fellow with Larry Trussell at the Vollum Institute in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Roberts studied how inhibitory interneurons regulate microcircuit operations in the dorsal cochlear nucleus. Then, as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate with Nace Golding at The University of Texas at Austin, he investigated mechanisms used by neurons in the medial superior olive to process sound localization cues. In 2015, Dr. Roberts started his own lab as an Assistant Professor in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan. The overall aim of the Roberts Lab is to establish a deep understanding of the cellular, synaptic and network mechanisms used by neural circuits in the auditory system to extract and encode important features of sounds.