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Loranzie Rogers

PhD Psychology Student

University of Washington

Department of Psychology

316 Guthrie Hall

Seattle, WA 98195

Graduated summer of 2023

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Loranzie graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology. As an under-graduate Loranzie worked with Dr. Allen Mensinger throughout his undergraduate degree investigating the visual system and foraging strategies of freshwater fishes, and designing 3D printed tools used in neurophysiological recordings. In 2019, Loranzie completed his M.S. degree in the Mensinger lab at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Using the toadfish, Opsanus tau, as a model organism, he investigated the effects of self-generated movement on lateral line and utricular sensitivity and the effects of anthropogenic and biological playbacks on auditory sensitivity. Loranzie joined the Sisneros lab at the University of Washington in September 2019. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology (Animal Behavior) in Summer 2023. Currently Loranzie is a postdoc in the lab Dr. Nick Bellono at Harvard University.​


Loranzie is primarily interested in the behavioral and neural mechanisms involved in detecting, integrating and responding to auditory stimuli in the plainfin midshipman, Porichthys notatus. Particularly, he is interested in the auditory sensitivity of the utricle and the neural mechanisms of sound source localization in free-swimming fish.


Rogers LS, Lozier NR, Sapozhnikova YP, Diamond KM, Davis JL, and JA Sisneros. 2023. Functional plasticity of the swim bladder as an acoustic organ for communication in a vocal fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 290: 20231839.

Rogers LS, Coffin AB, and JA Sisneros. 2022. Reproductive state modulates utricular auditory senstivitiy in a vocal fish. Journal of Neurophysiology 128: 1344-1354.

Zeng R, Brown AD, Rogers LS, Lawrence OT, Clark JI, and JA Sisneros. 2021. Age-related loss of auditory sensitivity in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Hearing Research 403:108189.

Rogers LS and JA Sisneros. 2020. Auditory evoked potentials of utricular hair cells in the plainfin midshipman, Porichthys notatus. Journal of Experimental Biology 223, jeb226464.

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