Jay T. Rubinstein

Joint Professor of Bioengineering and Otolaryngology

Phone: (206)616-6655
Office: CHDD 176

UW Bioengineering faculty Jay T. Rubinstein

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How I am inventing the future of medicine
My research is aimed at alleviating hearing impairment with improved signal processing for cochlear implants and leveraging this technology to also treat balance disorders.
Research Interests
Computational biophysics
Clinical and basic electrophysiology
Human psychophysics
Clinical trials of new inner ear implant technology
Research Description
The Rubinstein and affiliated laboratories use physiological, psychophysical and computational techniques to develop improved signal processing for cochlear implants and related devices. We are also studying the effects of electrical stimulation of the human vestibular periphery in order to develop a vestibular prosthesis for balance disorders.
PhD, Bioengineering, University of Washington, 1998
MD, University of Washington, 1987
Postdoc Information
Fellowship–Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, WA, 1988
Fellowship–Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, MA, 1989-90
Fellowship–Otology/Neurotology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, 1994-95
Awards and Honors
1981 Honorary Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship
1981 Sigma Xi
1984-86 Poncin Scholarship Award
1987 Alpha Omega Alpha
1992 American Academy of Otolaryngology Resident Research Grant
2003-04 Boerhaave Professor, Leiden University, the Netherlands
2005-06 Best Doctors in America
2006 Elected Senior Member of the IEEE
2006 Elected to the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitae Sacrum
2007-08 President-elect, American Auditory Society
2007-08 Best Doctors in America
2009 Presidential Citation, American Otologic Society
2009-10 President, American Auditory Society
2009 Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – HNS
2009-10 Best Doctors in America
2010-11 Best Doctors in America
2012-13 President-elect, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
2012 Seattle Top Doctors
2013 President, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
UW Bioengineering Courses Taught
Selected Publications
White JA, Rubinstein JT, Kay AR. Intrinsic noise in neurons. Trends in Neuroscience 23:131-137, 2000.

Rubinstein, JT. Cochlear implants: the hazards of unexpected success. By invitation to the Canadian Medical Association Journal 184(12):1343-1344, 2012.

Goldwyn J, Rubinstein JT, and Shea-Brown E. A point process framework for modeling electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. J Neurophysiol. 108:1430-52, 2012.

Jones G, Won JH, Drennan W, Rubinstein JT. Relationship between channel
interaction and spectral-ripple discrimination in cochlear implant users. JASA 133(1):425-433, 2013.

Imennov NS, Won JH, Drennan WR, Jameyson E, Rubinstein JT. Perception of Within-Channel Temporal Cues in Cochlear Implant Listeners: Behavioral Results and Biophysical Modeling. Hearing Research 298:60-72, 2013.

Nie K, Ling L, Bierer SM, Kaneko CRD, Fuchs AF, Oxford T, Rubinstein JT, Phillips JO. An Experimental Vestibular Neural Prosthesis: Design and Preliminary Results with Rhesus Monkeys Stimulated with Modulated Pulses. IEEE Trans Biomed Engin 60(6):1685-92, 2013.

Li X, Nie K, Imennov NS, Rubinstein JT, Atlas LE. Improved Perception of Music with a Harmonic Based Algorithm for Cochlear Implants. IEEE Trans Neur Sys Rehab Engin 21(4):684-694, 2013.

Golub JS, Ling L, Nie K, Nowack A, Shepherd SJ, Bierer SM, Jameyson E, Kaneko CRS, Phillips JO, Rubinstein JT. Prosthetic implantation of the human vestibular system. Otology & Neurotology, 2013, in press.

Phillips C, DeFrancisci C, Ling L, Nie K, Amy Nowack A, Phillips JO, Rubinstein JT. Postural responses to electrical stimulation of the vestibular end organs in human subjects. Experimental Brain Research, 2013, in press.


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