Edwin W. Rubel, Ph.D.
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Chair in Basic Hearing Research
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, UW College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Rubel received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, and he has studied the biology of hearing — the inner ear, the brain, behavior — for the past 40 years. One segment of his lab investigates the development and effects of altered experience of neurons and information-processing networks in the brain using modern cellular and molecular biolological methods. A second arm of his research builds on the discovery of inner-ear hair cell regeneration in birds and the development of celluar approaches to prevent hearing loss and promote repair of the inner ear. In researching the basic underpinnings of hearing loss and regeneration, Dr. Rubel and his lab hope to translate basic science into practical applications that help patients.
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- Edwin W. Rubel, Ph.D.
- The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- The Department of Physiology and Biophysics
- The Department of Psychology