MichaelAnne Gratton, PhD

Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Gratton Lab Website


  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1974
  • MA, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1976
  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989


  • Dean's Academic Honor's List, University of Wisconsin

  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Texas at Dalla

  • Visiting Scientist, Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Selected Publications

  1. Youm, I., Musazzi, U.M., Gratton, M.A., Murowchick, J.B., and Youan, B-B.C. (2016) Label-free ferrocene-loaded nanocarrier engineering for in vivo cochlear drug delivery and imaging.  Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016 Jul 19. Epub ahead of print
  2. Dufek, B., Meehan, D.  Delimont D., Cheung L., Gratton M.A., Phillips G., Song W., Liu S., and  Cosgrove D., (2016) Endothelin A receptor activation on mesangial cells initiates Alport glomerular disease.  Kidney International. 2016 Aug;90(2):300-10.
  3. Doyle, E.J., Gratton, M.A., and Varvares. M.A. (2016) The Impact of Sensory Restoration in Hemiglossectomy Reconstruction:  Development of an Animal Model.  Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. 2016 Aug;155(2):246-51.
  4. Doyle, E.J., Phillips, G., Gratton, M.A., Long, J., and Varvares. M.A. (2016) Minimally invasive approach to the lingual and hypoglossal nerve in the adult rat.  Journal of Investigative Surgery Jun;29(3):144-8.
  5. Gasser Rutledge, K.L., Prasad, K.G, Emery,K.R.,  Mikulec, A.A.  Varvares, M.A. and Gratton, M.A.  (2015)  A Mouse Model: Auditory Effects of Cranial Irradiation in a Mouse Model.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 124(11):903-10 2015.
  6. Mohan, S., Smyth, B.J., Namin, A., Phillips, G., and Gratton, M.A. (2014) Targeted Amelioration of Cisplatin Induced Ototoxicity in Guinea Pigs. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 151(5):836-9.
  7. Delimont D., Dufek B.M., Meehan D.T., Zallocchi M., Gratton M.A., Phillips G., and Cosgrove D.  (2014)  Laminin α2-Mediated Focal Adhesion Kinase Activation Triggers Alport Glomerular Pathogenesis.  PLoS One. 9(6):e99083.  PMCID: PMC4051676.
  8. Lv,P., Kim, H., Lee, J-H., Sihn, C-R., Fathabad, S., Mousavi-Nik, A., Wang, W., Wang, H-G., Gratton, M.A., Doyle, K., Zhang, X-D., Chiamvimonvat, N., and Yamoah, E. (2014)  Genetic, Cellular and Functional Evidence for Ca2+ Inflow through Cav1.2 and Cav1.3 Channels in Murine Spiral Ganglion Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(21):7383-7393. PMCID: PMC4028507.
  9. Czerny M.S., Namin A., Gratton M.A., and Antisdel J.L.  (2014)  Histopathological and Clinical Analysis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis by Subtype.  International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 4(6):463-9.