Office: 514C Sandler Neuroscience Building, Mission Bay, UCSF
p: 415-502-7375

Reasearch Areas
  • Central auditory neuroscience
  • Plasticity

Christoph Schreiner, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Christoph Schreiner is Professor and Vice-Chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Bioengineering &Therapeutic Sciences. He is a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UCSF and Head Graduate Advisor in the joint UC Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineering graduate program. Over the past 25 years, he has been funded by the NIH to conduct studies of the functional organization and plasticity of the central auditory system in various mammalian models, including humans.


K. Yuan, J. Shih, J.A. Winer, C.E. Schreiner: Functional networks of parvalbumin immunoreactive neurons in cat primary and secondary auditory cortex. J. Neurosci. 31:13333-13342, 2011.

C.A. Atencio, C.E. Schreiner: Spectrotemporal processing in spectral integration module in cat primary auditory cortex. PLoS One. 7(2): e31537, 2012.

C.A. Atencio, T.O. Sharpee, C.E. Schreiner: Receptive field dimensionality increases between auditory midbrain and cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 107: 2594-2603, 2012.

B.A. Seybold, A. Stanco, K. Cho, G. Potter, C. Kim, V.S. Sohal, J.L.R. Rubenstein, C.E. Schreiner: Chronic reduction in inhibition reduces receptive field size in mouse auditory cortex. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 10.1073, 2012.

R.C. Froemke, I. Carcea, A. J. Barker, K. Yuan, B.A. Seybold, A.R.O. Martins, N. Zaika, H. Bernstein, M. Wachs, P. A. Levis, D. B. Polley, M.M. Merzenich, C.E. Schreiner: Long-term modification of cortical synapses improves sensory perception. Nature Neuroscience 16:79-88, 2013.

B. Malone, R.E. Beitel, M. Vollmer, M. Heiser, C.E. Schreiner: Spectral context affects temporal processing in awake auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 33:9431-9450, 2013.