OHRC Faculty

Alfred L Nuttall

Alfred L. Nuttall, Ph.D., Director

Research Interests:  cochlear mechanics, cochlear blood flow, optical microangiography, laser vibrometry, molecular mechanisms, signal transduction

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Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.

Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests: hair cells, mechanotransduction, myosin, motors, ion channels, cytoskeleton, pumps and transporters, inner ear, hearing, balance, molecular

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John Brigande

John V. Brigande, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research Interests: retroviral lineage analysis, fate map, fetal gene transfer, fetal pharmacotherapy, gene therapy for congenital deafness

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Stephen David, Ph.D.

Stephen David, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Research Interests: auditory system, cortex, computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, behavior

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Teresa Nicolson, Ph.D.

Teresa Nicolson, Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests: mechanotransduction, hair-cell synaptic transmission, genetics, hair-cell function, animal models of human deafness, zebrafish

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Lina A. J. Reiss

 Lina A.J. Reiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research Interests: cochlear implants, hearing aids, brain plasticity, hearing loss, auditory perception, psychoacoustics, auditory neuroscience

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Tianying Ren, Ph.D.

Tianying Ren, Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests: cochlear mechanics, otoacoustic emissions, auditory physiology

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Xiaorui Shi

 Xiaorui Shi, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research Interests: cochlear homeostasis, blood-labrynth barrier, stria vascularis, pericytes

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Peter Steyger

Peter S. Steyger, Ph.D., Professor

Research Focus: ototoxicity, aminoglycosides, platinum-based drugs, drug trafficking, blood-labyrinth barrier, cellular uptake and clearance of drugs

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Dennis R. Trune, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dennis R. Trune, M.B.A., Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests: immune-mediated inner-ear disease and hearing loss, intratympanic delivery of steroids for improved recovery of hearing loss, development of novel treatments for hearing loss, ion and water transport dysfunction in different forms of hearing loss, control of inflammatory processes of the middle ear, impact on middle-ear inflammation on the inner ear

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Laurence Trussell, Ph.D.

Laurence O. Trussell, Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests: synaptic physiology, auditory, hearing, receptors, synapses, neurotransmitters, plasticity

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