Lab Team

Current members


Maolei Xiao

 

Ph.D. Histology & Embryology and Neurobiology, The Third Military Medical University,  China (1999)

 

M.S.  Neurobiology, Guangxi Normal University,  China (1996)

 

B.S.   Biology, Guangxi Normal University, China (1987)

 




Babak V-Ghaffari, Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutherford Lab, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine (2017 - present)

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering - Computational Neuroscience, Malaysian-Japan Institute of Technology (2016)

M.S. in Electrical Eng., Digital -  Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2009)

B.S. in Electrical Eng. IAU, Lahijan, Iran (2007)

Associate Degree in Electrical Eng. IAU, Torbat-e-Heydaryeh, Iran (2004)



Shelby Payne, Research Technician, Lab Manager, Rutherford Lab, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine (2016 - present)

B.A. Washington University in St. Louis. Major - Classics, Minor - Speech and Hearing Sciences (2016)

Elliot Scholarship, undergraduate (2012 - 2016)



Mark A. Rutherford, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University in St. Louis (2014-present)

Research Instructor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University in St. Louis (2012-2014)

Humboldt Fellowship in Auditory Neuroscience, University of Goettingen (2009-2012)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon (2005-2009)

Ph.D. Biology, University of Oregon (2005)

B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri (1999)


ENT Residents

Jay Gantz - 

MD, University of Washington 2015 
PhD, Bioengineering, University of Washington 2013 
BS, Bioengineering, F.W. Olin College 2006




Audiology PhD Students

Bethany Davis, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences

Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019

BS, Biochemistry, Elon University 2016



Allison Schwed, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences

Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2018

B.S. Communication Science and Disorders, Florida State University, 2014




Wash U Undergraduate Students

Heather Chung - Major Biology (Neuroscience) - B.A. Candidate 2021



Matt Nester - Major Biology (Neuroscience), Minor Anthropology (Global Health and the Environment) - B.A Candidate 2020



Natalie Skigen

B.A. Biology (Neuroscience) w/ minors in Chemistry and Mathematics



Jason Carlquist

B.A. Biology (Neuroscience) w/ minor in Anthropology (Global Health and the Environment)



Sonali Gattani (graduated)

Guhan Iyer (graduated)

Honey Patel (graduated)


International Associates

Luis Ezequiel Boero, Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship DEV - 180511, IBRO-NALA Fellowship

Ph.D. Student at INGEBI-CONICET and University of Buenos Aires

 



Alumni


Aizhen Yang-Hood, Inner Ear Researcher, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis (2000-present)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology and Behavior, University of California Irvin in April (1999)

Research Scientist, Department of Neuropharmacology, Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology (1979-1999)

M.D., Fourth Military Medical University, Xian, China (1976)






Kyunghee X. Kim

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Stanford University (2016-present)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St.Louis (2014-2016)

PhD in Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2013.
Dissertation: Tonotopic Variation in the Mechanotransducer Channels of Mouse Cochlear Hair Cells.

MS in Biomedical Science, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA, 2010.
Dissertation: Inward-Rectifier Chloride Currents in Reissner’s Membrane Epithelial Cells.

MS in Physics, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, South Korea, 2005.
Dissertation: Quantum Process Tomography with an Arbitrary Number of Ancillary Qubits in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

BS in Physics and Mathematics, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea, 2003.
Graduated as Second Honor Student in the Division of Natural Science.



Tzu-Lun Ohn, PhD, Postdoc, Center of Advanced European Study and Research (Caesar), Germany (since 2015)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine (2014)

Ph.D. Neuroscience, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Inner Ear Lab (2009-2013)

BS Zoology,National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2006)

MS Zoology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2008)