Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 10:35:48 AM Tue, 20 Jan 2015 
 Kamakshi V. Gopal
 Contact Information
Kamakshi V. Gopal
Professor-Speech and Hearing Sciences
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 305010, Denton, TX 76203     
Email  gopal@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-7432    Fax No: (940) 565-4058   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Audiology Michigan State University (MSU) 1992
Master of Science Speech and Hearing Sciences All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India 1981
Bachelor of Science Speech & Hearing Sciences All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India 1979
Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A) Audiology American Speech-Language Hearing Association  
Certificate of License to practice Audiology in Texas Audiology Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology  
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SPHS3070001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SPHS6670002Medical Audiology33 
Spring 2010SPHS3070001Introduction to Audiology192 
Fall 2011SPHS6770001Electrophysiologic Assessment I  
Fall 2011SPHS6200001Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Audi  
Fall 2010SPHS6770001Electrophysiologic Assessment I33 
Fall 2010SPHS6200001Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and V27 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Auditory evoked potentials in children at risk for auditory processing disorders
Auditory processing in subjects with serotonin deficiency
Effects of neurotoxins on cultured cortical neurons
Electrophysiologic measurements of the auditory system in children and adults
auditory brainstem responses, middle latency responses, auditory late potentials, event-related potentials and otoacoustic emissions
Internal neuronal network dynamics of cultured auditory cortical neurons
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2008-PresentProfessorDept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences University of North Texas (UNT)
2005-PresentDirectorDept. of Speech and Hearing SciencesDoctor of Audiology ProgramUniversity of North Texas (UNT)
1999-2008Associate ProfessorDept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences University of North Texas (UNT)
1993-1999Assistant ProfessorDept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences UNT
1992-1993Audiology SpecialistDept. of Audiology and Speech Sciences Michigan State University (MSU)
1992-1993Adjunct ProfessorDept. of Audiology and Speech Sciences MSU
1982-1986Audiologist and Speech Pathologist  Institute of Speech and Hearing Bangalore, India
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Botulinum Toxin Suppression of CNS Network Activity In Vitro.
Pancrazio1, J.J., Gopal, K.V., Keefer, E.W., Gross, G.W.
J of Toxicology, 2014, Article ID 732913, 1-10.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Tinnitus is associated with hyperactivity in the frontal lobe and reduced activity in the auditory cortex.
Thomas, B., Gopal., K.V., D’Souza M., Mao, D and Lu, H.
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Milan, Italy, May 2014.
Abstracts and Proceedings
Antioxidants L-carnitine and D-methionine modulate neuronal activity through GABAergic inhibition.
Wu, C., Gopal, K.V., Moore, E.J., Gross, G.W.
. J of Neurotransmission, 2014 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Pharmacodynamics of potassium channel openers in cultured neuronal networks.
Wu, C., Gopal, K.V., Lukas, T.J., Gross, G.W., Moore, E.J.
European Journal of Pharmacology, 732: 68-75.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Auditory risk assessment of college music students in jazz band-based instructional activity.
Gopal, K.V., Chesky,K.,Beschoner, E.A., Nelson, P.D,, Stewart, B.J.
Noise Health, 15(65):246-52.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005-PresentJournal of Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and DisordersReviewer 
2003-PresentJournal of Neurotoxicology TeratologyReviewer 
2002-PresentJournal: Oto Ryno Laryngologia: Clinical ReviewInternational Editorial Board 
1996-PresentUNT Faculty Research ApplicationsReviewer 
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2014 2014 Gopal, K.V., Fuente, A., and Morata, T.
Chemical-induced auditory dysfunction: from scientific evidence to practice. XXXII World Congress of Audiology Meeting, Brisbane, Australia.
2013 2013 Gopal, K.V.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluate the Effects of Toxins on the Auditory System. American Academy of Audiology National Conference, Anaheim, CA. April 2013,
2012 2012 Gopal, K.V.
D- M ethionine protects cultured auditory networks from gentamicin and cisplatin toxicity. Research project introduction at the Student Forum winner Bib Shrestha’s presentation at the American Academy of Audiology National Conference, Boston, MA.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-2014Neurobiological correlates of Tinnitus using Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingOnce upon a Time Foundation$25,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2011Neurobiological Correlates of Tinnitus Using Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingUNT$7,500Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2011Neurobiological Correlates of Tinnitus Using Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingUNT$7,500Co-PIActive
2010-2011Investigation of tinnitus using fMRI techniqueCSID-UNT$5,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2007-2008Assessment of neurotoxicity of Industrial Solvents on Central Auditory Networks in vitro $5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006-2007Auditory measures in female anorexia Subjects $5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2005-2006Cigarette smoke-induced auditory deficits $5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004Effects of occupational noise and solvents on the auditory system $3,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2004Development of a generic broad-band neuronal biosensor (PI-Dr.Gross (Biology))The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)$700,000Co-PICompleted
2000-2002Evaluation of auditory and perceptual skills in subjects with low serotonin.Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board$100,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001Effects of serotonin reuptake inhibitors on cultured cortical networks $2,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Evaluation of tinnitus-inducing drugs using an in vitro model $3,800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-1999Effects of lead on auditory cortical neurons in culture $3,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997-1999Environmental neuro-toxicants as agents of mental illness and mental retardation. Development of new screeing methods for neurotoxic compounds. PI-Dr.Gross (Biology)Hogan-Boyd Trust$120,000Co-PICompleted
1997-1998Effects of mercury on auditory cortical cultures $5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996-1997Study of plasticity in auditory cortical neurons in culture $2,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1995-1996NMDA and non-NMDA receptors in auditory networks in culture $3,800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994-1995Auditory cortical potentials in children with auditory processing difficulties $3,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993-1994Binaural Interaction Potentials in children with auditory processing difficulties $3,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Teaching
BIOL 5950
Master Thesis Committee Member in Biology �" 2003-2012

BIOL 6950
Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member in Biology �" 2000-01 to Present

SPHS 3040 Introduction to Audiology

SPHS 5900 Special Problems (Independent Studies and Research Projects)

SPHS 5950
Master Thesis Committee Chair in Audiology: 4 Master Theses, 2000-03.
Master Thesis Committee Member, 1997

SPHS 6200 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of the Auditory & Vestibular Systems

SPHS 6650 Audiological Assessment

SPHS 6670 Medical Audiology

SPHS 6770 Electrophysiological Assessment of the Auditory System I

SPHS 6990
Doctoral (Au.D.) Research Committee major professor: 2003 to present.

SPHS 6990 Research Project for Au.D. students

toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2005-PresentGraduate Admissions CommitteeAudiology Program ChairDepartment
2005-PresentDoctor of Audiology ProgramDirectorDepartment
2002-Presentjunior faculty members in the departmentMentorDepartment
2000-PresentDepartmental Executive CommitteeMemberDepartment
1999-PresentDepartmental Promotion and Tenure CommitteeChair: 2003 – 06, 2007-2011; Member 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 07, and 2012-13Department
1999-PresentDepartmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeChair 2006 - 07, 2003 - 05, 2008-2009; Member 1999 - 2003, and 2007 - 2012Department
1998-PresentDepartmental Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) CommitteeMemberDepartment
2007-2008Search Committee for Departmental ChairMemberDepartment
2007-2008Departmental Curriculum CommitteeMemberDepartment
2004-2008Faculty Research CommitteeMemberUniversity
2005-2007Doctoral Program AssessmentTask Force memberUniversity
2004-2007 Faculty SenatorUniversity
2005-2006Student Research Evaluation Committee American Academy of Audiology
2003-2006 Diversity Advisory RepresentativeCollege
2004-2005Search Committee for Audiology Faculty positionsChairDepartment
2003-2005Departmental Quality Control CommitteeMemberDepartment
2003-2004Educational Subcommittee Association for Research in Otolaryngology
2002-2003Search Committee for the Founding Dean of UNT’s College of Engineering University
2000Merit Evaluation CommitteememberCollege
1995-1996Future of Science CommitteememberCollege
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
1994-PresentAmerican Academy of AudiologyMemberProfessional Organizations
1994-PresentAssociation for Research in OtolaryngologyMemberProfessional Organizations
1993-PresentAmerican Speech-Language and Hearing AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
1993-PresentTexas Hearing Aid Dispensers AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
1993-PresentTexas Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
97, 00-01, 2005,Nominated for J.H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award at UNTUNT
2011Nominated for Minnie Stevens Piper AwardUNT
2007Recognition of Faculty as a source of support and inspiration at UNTUNT
2001Nominated for Decker Scholar AwardChair, Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences
2001-2009Recommended to serve as a Category III member of the UNT Graduate FacultyUNT
2001Nominated for College Outstanding Alumni AwardMichigan State University
1999Recognition Award: UNT pioneers of distribution learningCenter for Distribution Learning. University of North Texas
1999“The Best of 1999 Audiology Literature” for Gopal, K.V. and Pierel, K. (1999): Binaural Interaction Component in Children at Risk for Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Scandinavian Audiology, 28(2), 77-84The Hearing Journal, May 2000, 53, 72
1997Developing Scholar AwardUniversity of North Texas
1990Phi Beta Kappa International Student Award for academic excellenceMichigan State University
1988Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Award for academic excellenceMichigan State University
02, 2004, 2005Nominated for Fessor Graham Awardgraduate students
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2004Jacob’s Ladder Organization in downtown DallasHearing screening services to children and adultsUncompensated professionally related public service activities
2004-2007DFW Temple, IrvingAnnual hearing screening services to children and adultsUncompensated professionally related public service activities
2003St. John Church in downtown DallasHearing screening services to children and adultsUncompensated professionally related public service activities
2000-2009community Health FairsPublic education regarding “Ear and Hearing Care, Ear Protection from Noise, Effects of Drugs on Hearing”Uncompensated professionally related public service activities
1995-2009“Institute of Speech and Hearing” Bangalore, IndiaAdvising regarding recent technical developments in Hearing Aids, Ear Protective Devices, Cochlear Implants, Otoacoustic Emissions, and Auditory Evoked PotentialsUncompensated professionally related public service activities
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