PhD Psychology Student
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
316 Guthrie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Loranzie graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology. As an undergraduate 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.
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 and JA Sisneros. In Press. Auditory evoked potentials of utricular hair cells in the plainfin midshipman, Porichthys notatus. Journal of Experimental Biology.