Research Labs

Current laboratory studies seek to better understand the origins and effects of conditions to unlock new possibilities for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.   

  • Justin Golub, MD, and his laboratory use large databases, new imaging tools, and modern biostatistical techniques to investigate the brain effects of age-related hearing loss.

  • Research at the laboratory of Ana Kim, MD, involves exploring the effect of noise-induced hearing loss and prolonged hearing loss on the central auditory pathway using a mouse model.

    Peripheral nerve processes in cochlear hair cells of the mouse.
  • Our lab focuses on measuring, analyzing, and predicting the mechanical behavior of materials and objects and describing how mechanical behavior couples with optical or electrical properties.

  • The Fowler Memorial Laboratory of Elizabeth Olson, PhD, explores the “cochlear amplifier,” the cell-based mechanism for boosting sensitivity and frequency selectivity in the inner ear.

  • Gloria Su, PhD, and her laboratory study the molecular genetics of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, as well as mouse modeling for both cancer types.

    Gloria Su