Jason Tait Sanchez

Dr. Sanchez’s laboratory investigates the development of time-coding mechanisms in the auditory brainstem using electrophysiological and anatomical approaches. His primary interests are in synaptic transmission and ion channel function.


Central Auditory Physiology Laboratory


PhD Audiology and Neuroscience, Kent State University
MA Audiology and Speech Sciences, Michigan State University
BA Communication Disorders, University of Northern Colorado

Awards and Honors

2016 - Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern University
2015 - The Clarence Simon Award for Teacher and Mentor, Northwestern University
2014 - Young Investigator Award, American Auditory Society

Recent Scientific Publications

Hong, H., Lu, T., Wang, X., Wang, Y., and Sanchez, J.T. (2017). Resurgent sodium current promotes action potential firing in the avian auditory brainstem. Journal of Physiology

Lu, T., Cohen, A.L., and Sanchez, J.T. (2017). In ovo electroporation in the chicken auditory brainstem. Journal of Visualized Experiments

Lu, T., Wade, K., Hong, H., and Sanchez, J.T. (2017). Ion channel mechanisms underlying frequency-firing patterns of the avian nucleus magnocellularis: A computational model. Channels

Wang, X., Hong, H., Brown, D.H., Sanchez, J.T., and Wang, Y. (2017). Distinct properties of low frequency neurons in the chicken nucleus magnocellularis. eNeuro

Keesling, D.A., Parker, J.P., and Sanchez, J.T. (2017). A comparison of commercially available auditory brainstem response stimuli at a neurodiagnostic intensity level. Audiology Research

Hong, H, Rollman, L.S., Feinstein, B., and Sanchez J.T. (2016). Developmental profile of ion channel specializations in the avian nucleus magnocellularis. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

Sanchez, J.T., Quinones, K., and Otto-Meyer, S. (2015). Factors influencing short-term synaptic plasticity in the avian cochlear nucleus magnocellularis. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience

Grants and Funding

  • Mechanisms Regulating Synaptic function in the Developing Auditory Brainstem, NIH/NIDCD R03 DC0103841
  • Distinct structure and function of low frequency neurons in the avian cochlear nucleus, Knowles Hearing Research Center Leadership Fund


  • Introduction to Audiology, CSD 318
  • Electrophysiology of the Human Auditory System, CSD 425
  • Vestibular Science, CSD 428

Jason Tait Sanchez

Assistant Professor


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Room 2-254
Evanston, IL 60208