Craig Atencio, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Craig A. Atencio, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Coleman Memorial Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck (OHNS) Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He obtained his BA degree in natural science at Pepperdine University in California, and he completed his BS degree in biomedical engineering at Boston University, Massachusetts. Dr. Atencio pursued his PhD degree in bioengineering at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, followed by a post-doctoral scholar position at UCSF Department of OHNS.

    Prior to UCSF, Dr. Atencio was a research engineer at the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Basic and translational research

    Central auditory processing of sounds; modeling of neural systems; machine learning and signal processing

    Professional Interests:
    Physiology of the mammalian central auditory system, cortical plasticity, speech and communication, hearing loss, physiological substrates of auditory perception, computational neuroscience of audition

    Education and Training:
    • PhD: UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley – Bioengineering
    • Post-doctoral Scholar: University of California, San Francisco – Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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    Plasticity of spectrotemporal processing in awake rat auditory cortex
    NIH/NIDCD R03DC011874Mar 12, 2012 - Feb 28, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Atencio C, Sharpee TO. Multidimensional receptive field processing by cat primary auditory cortical neurons. Neuroscience. 2017 Sep 17; 359:130-141. PMID: 28694174.
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    2. Cheung SW, Atencio C, Levy ERJ, Froemke RC, Schreiner CE. Anisomorphic cortical reorganization in asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Aug 01; 118(2):932-948. PMID: 28515283.
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    3. Atencio C, Shen V, Schreiner CE. Synchrony, connectivity, and functional similarity in auditory midbrain local circuits. Neuroscience. 2016 Oct 29; 335:30-53. PMID: 27544405.
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    4. Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Functional congruity in local auditory cortical microcircuits. Neuroscience. 2016 Mar 01; 316:402-19. PMID: 26768399; PMCID: PMC4728049 [Available on 03/01/17].
    5. Atencio C, Shih JY, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW. Primary auditory cortical responses to electrical stimulation of the thalamus. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Mar; 111(5):1077-87. PMID: 24335216; PMCID: PMC3949229.
    6. Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Auditory cortical local subnetworks are characterized by sharply synchronous activity. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20; 33(47):18503-14. PMID: 24259573; PMCID: PMC3834056.
    7. Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Spectrotemporal processing in spectral tuning modules of cat primary auditory cortex. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e31537. PMID: 22384036; PMCID: PMC3288040.
    8. Atencio C, Sharpee TO, Schreiner CE. Receptive field dimensionality increases from the auditory midbrain to cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May; 107(10):2594-603. PMID: 22323634; PMCID: PMC3362274.
    9. Sharpee TO, Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Hierarchical representations in the auditory cortex. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Oct; 21(5):761-7. PMID: 21704508; PMCID: PMC3223290.
    10. Shih JY, Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Improved stimulus representation by short interspike intervals in primary auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Apr; 105(4):1908-17. PMID: 21307320; PMCID: PMC3075280.
    11. Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Columnar connectivity and laminar processing in cat primary auditory cortex. PLoS One. 2010 Mar 03; 5(3):e9521. PMID: 20209092; PMCID: PMC2831079.
    12. Atencio C, Sharpee TO, Schreiner CE. Hierarchical computation in the canonical auditory cortical circuit. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 22; 106(51):21894-9. PMID: 19918079; PMCID: PMC2799842.
    13. Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Laminar diversity of dynamic sound processing in cat primary auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jan; 103(1):192-205. PMID: 19864440; PMCID: PMC2807218.
    14. Atencio C, Sharpee TO, Schreiner CE. Cooperative nonlinearities in auditory cortical neurons. Neuron. 2008 Jun 26; 58(6):956-66. PMID: 18579084; PMCID: PMC2535914.
    15. Atencio C, Schreiner CE. Spectrotemporal processing differences between auditory cortical fast-spiking and regular-spiking neurons. J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 09; 28(15):3897-910. PMID: 18400888; PMCID: PMC2474630.
    16. Atencio C, Blake DT, Strata F, Cheung SW, Merzenich MM, Schreiner CE. Frequency-modulation encoding in the primary auditory cortex of the awake owl monkey. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Oct; 98(4):2182-95. PMID: 17699695.
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    17. Tan AY, Atencio C, Polley DB, Merzenich MM, Schreiner CE. Unbalanced synaptic inhibition can create intensity-tuned auditory cortex neurons. Neuroscience. 2007 Apr 25; 146(1):449-62. PMID: 17320296.
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    18. Godey B, Atencio C, Bonham BH, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW. Functional organization of squirrel monkey primary auditory cortex: responses to frequency-modulation sweeps. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Aug; 94(2):1299-311. PMID: 16061492.
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