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 Kamakshi V. Gopal
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Kamakshi V. Gopal
Professor-Speech and Hearing Sciences
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 305010, Denton, TX 76203     
Email    Contact Number 940-369-7432    Fax No: 940-565-4058   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 Doctor of PhilosophyAudiologyMichigan State University (MSU)1992
 Master of ScienceSpeech and Hearing SciencesAll India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India1981
 Bachelor of ScienceSpeech & Hearing SciencesAll India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India1979
 Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A)AudiologyAmerican Speech-Language Hearing Association 
 Certificate of License to practice Audiology in TexasAudiologyTexas 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 2014SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SPHS3040001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SPHS6200001Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Audi  
Fall 2011SPHS6770001Electrophysiologic Assessment I  
Spring 2011SPHS3070001Introduction to Audiology Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SPHS6200001Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and V27 
Fall 2010SPHS6770001Electrophysiologic Assessment I33 
Spring 2010SPHS3070001Introduction to Audiology192 
Spring 2010SPHS6670002Medical Audiology33 
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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 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   1  2 3 4 5 6 
  YearPublication  Type
D-Methionine protects against cisplatin-induced neurotoxicity in cortical networks.
Gopal, K.V. Wu, C., Shrestha, B., Campbell, K.C., Moore, E.J., and Gross, G.W.
J of Neurotoxicology and Teratology,
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
 Assessment of Styrene Oxide Neurotoxicity using in vitro Auditory Cortex Networks
Gopal, K.V., Wu, C., Moore, E.J., and Gross, G.W.
Journal ISRN Otolaryngology, 2011, Article ID 204804:1-8.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
An in vitro Model for Testing Drugs to Treat Tinnitus.
Wu, C., Gopal, K.V., Gross, G.W., Lukas T., and Moore, E.J.
European Journal of Pharmacology, 667:188-194.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
 Analysis of Auditory Measures in Normal Hearing Young Male Adult Cigarette Smokers Using Multiple Variable Selection Methods with Predictive Validation Assessments.
Gopal, K.V., Herrington, R., and Pearce, J
International Journal of Otolaryngology,
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Audiological findings in individuals exposed to organic solvents: Case studies
Gopal, K.V.
Journal of Noise and Health, 10 (40): 74-82.
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
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2011 Gopal., K.V. Basic science research and clinical research in audiology. Guest Lecture for UNT SPHS 3080, November 2011
 2011 Beschoner, E., Stewart, B., Nelson, P., Chesky, K., and Gopal, K.V. (2011). Auditory Risk Assessment of Music Students in Ensemble-based Classes. American Academy of Audiology National Convention. Chicago, IL.
 2011 Gopal, K.V. (2011). Evaluation of tinnitus treatment drugs using an in vitro model. Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India.
 2011 Gopal, K.V., Wu., C., Shrestha, B., Moore, E.J., and Gross, G.W. (2011). D-Methionine Protects Against Cisplatin-Induced Neurotoxicity in Auditory Cortex Networks in vitro. Association for Research in Otolaryngology.
 2010 Wu., C., Gopal, K.V., Gross, G.W., and Moore, E.J. (2010). Screening of Investigational Tinnitus Drugs Using Cultured Auditory Cortex Networks. Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference. Dallas, TX
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-2013Neurobiological correlates of Tinnitus using Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingOnce upon a Time Foundation25,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2011Neurobiological Correlates of Tinnitus Using Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingUNT7,500Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2011Neurobiological Correlates of Tinnitus Using Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingUNT7,500Co-PIActive
2010-2011Investigation of tinnitus using fMRI techniqueCSID-UNT5,000Principal 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
2001-2009Recommended to serve as a Category III member of the UNT Graduate FacultyUNT
2001Nominated for Decker Scholar AwardChair, Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences
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
2004-2007DFW Temple, IrvingAnnual hearing screening services to children and adultsUncompensated professionally related public service activities
2004Jacob’s Ladder Organization in downtown DallasHearing 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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