The Department of Otolaryngology conducts both basic research and clinical studies of hearing. Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D. is the director of basic science research in Otolaryngology. His laboratory investigates the mechanisms that contribute to loss of hearing and balance with the aim of developing tools to treat these disorders. Using genetically modified mice, the Corfas laboratory has identified new cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie degeneration of the inner ear.
Clinical research focuses on the genetics of hearing loss.
Featured researchers in the Department of Otolaryngology hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.
Latest Research in Otolaryngology:
|Gabriel Corfas, PhD||Neuron-glia interactions and their roles in development and disease|
|Brian Fligor, ScD||Acquired hearing loss|
|Gwenaelle Geleoc, PhD||Functional development of sensory hair cells in the inner ear|
|Jeffrey Holt, PhD||Molecular basis of sensory signals in hearing and deafness|
|Dwight Jones, MD||Airway anomalies|
|Margaret Kenna, MD, MPH||Pediatric Otology, Sensorineural Hearing Loss|
|Betsy Kammerer, PhD||Cochlear implants|
|Dennis Poe, MD||Cochlear implants|
|Kenneth Whittemore, MD||Cochlear implants|
|Mark Volk MD, DMD||Cochlear implants|
|Greg Licameli, MD, MCHM||Cochlear implants|
|Marilyn Neault, PhD||Cochlear implants|
|Roger C. Nuss, MD, FACS||Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement|
|Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD||Aero-digestive disorders, Minimally invasive endoscopic airway surgery, Pediatric head and neck tumors|
|David Roberson, MD||Medical errors|
|Howard Shane, PhD||Augmented communication|
|Amy Szarkowski, PhD||Psychological Implications of Hearing Loss|
|Guangwei Zhou, ScD||Hearing loss related to inner ear anomalies, Vestibular dysfunction|