Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Director

Yale E. Cohen, PhD
Principal Investigator

Auditory Research Lab
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
5 Ravdin Suite A - ORL
Philadelphia, PA  19104

Affiliations

Academic Departments in UPHS
Academic Departments outside UPHS

Additional Faculty

Thomas D. Parsons VMD, PhD
School of Veterinary Medicine

Interests: Cellular/molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and vesicle transport
Current Research: Role of hair cell neurotransmission in hearing
Email: thd@vet.upenn.edu
   

Maria Geffen
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Neuroscience

Current Research: current research: Population coding in the auditory cortex
sensory processing and emotional learning

Email: MGeffen@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

Steven Eliades
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Current Research: auditory-vocal integration
central auditory processing
cochlear implant-related central auditory plasticity
Email: seliades@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

James C. Saunders, PhD
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Interests: Auditory developmental neurobiology
Email: saundersj@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Interests: Immunologic basis of hearing loss
Current Research: Immunologic and auto-immune mechanisms of hearling loss

 

Collaborative Faculty


 

Current Students

Adam Gifford
Andrew Liu
Sharath Bennur
Ryan Natan
Jennifer Blackwell
Isaac Carruthers
Mark Aizenburg

Student Alumni

Jess M. DiGiorgianni, PhD

Gordon W. Gifford III, PhD

O'Dhaniel A. Mullette-Gillman, PhD

Brian E. Russ, PhD

 

Allison Baker
Lauren Orr
Karilyn Abrahamson
Roni Nitecki,
Farshad Chowdhury
Lauren Wool

Patrycja Olszynski
David Jung
Katherine MacLean
Amy Kim
Virantha Ekanayake
Kathryn Strayer-Benton