Hearing science on display at annual meeting

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Basic scientists from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University assembled in Anaheim, Calif., for the annual Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Feb. 3-7. The meeting is the largest gathering of hearing and balance scientists in the world. Efforts to advance our understanding of hearing and the disorders that affect […]

Yakusheva lab moves to the new Neuroscience Research Building

Assistant Professor Tatyana Yakusheva, PhD, and her team finally settled in their new research lab and work area in the new Jeffrey T. Fort Neuroscience Research Building (NRB), one of the world’s largest neuroscience research buildings. This 11-story building houses hundreds of scientists across the neuroscience research spectrum. The Yakusheva Lab was the first to […]

Roland organizes work group on allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

Washington University rhinologist Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, helped organize a two-day meeting of the work group on Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis (AFRS), hosted by the National Institutes of Health Clinic Center, Dec. 7-8. The meeting featured 26 speakers and was sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and […]

Single approach shows promise for hearing loss and neurological disorders

A team of Washington University scientists is working on a “one-size-fits-all” approach to help prevent hearing loss and a variety of neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. Many sensory and neurological disorders are caused by the over-activation of neurons by the neurotransmitter glutamate. Compounds that can block the various classes of glutamate receptors are well known to […]

Disentangling the vestibular schwannoma tumor microenvironment

In a first-of-its-kind study, two Washington University residents – Tom Barrett, MD (Otolaryngology), and Bhuvic Patel, MD (Neurosurgery) – employed two novel single cell genomic techniques to reveal an injury-like process related to the growth of vestibular schwannomas (VS).  The study, accepted for publication in the journal Nature Communications, is the first to examine the […]

Kim brings groundbreaking imaging techniques to WashU ENT

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Jinkyung Kim, PhD, has joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine. A specialist in biological imaging, Kim has developed novel techniques that allow real time observation of cellular activity in the living mammalian cochlea. Kim received her doctoral degree at the School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Republic of […]

WashU ENT makes strong showing at annual meeting

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Faculty, fellows and residents from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University shared their latest research and surgical expertise at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) in Nashville, Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Panel presentations John Chi, MD, MPHS: Rhinoplasty of the Asian Nose Nyssa Farrell, MD: Postoperative Care in […]

Physician-scientist trainees adopt research projects

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Physician-scientist trainees in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University devote two additional years of residency to original research. Four such residents – the first of the new R25 funding mechanism – have chosen their research projects and are aggressively collecting data and seeking answers that will improve patient care worldwide. Amrita Hari-Raj, MD Project […]

Roland leads effort to improve prevention and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis

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Washington University rhinologist Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, is leading the charge to improve the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis, a rare but aggressive disease with high mortality rates. About 1 in 7 adults in the US will be affected by sinusitis each year, caused by allergens, irritants, virus, bacteria or fungi. The vast […]

Team Heads Up is on a roll!

Pedal the Cause team Heads Up, representing the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, has a record 65 members this year. The team is comprised of cancer survivors, faculty, staff, and children. They need your help to raise money for cancer research. Here’s how you can donate: Children can help too! Jack and Grant Zolkind […]