I am fortunate to work among a fantastic group of investigators and clinicians, in an exhilarating research environment.


I received my graduate degree in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine in 1993 and performed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. In 1998, I became a Assistant Research Professor in the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Department at the University of Washington, and  was promoted to Associate Research Professor in 2003.


Undergraduate Education: Skidmore College, BA in Studio Art and Biology

Graduate Education: Boston University School of Medicine, PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology

Fellowship: University of Washington School of Medicine, Oto-HNS

Memberships: ARO

Awards and honors 

Continuous NIH funding since 1998

Academic interests 


My research investigates ways to improve biological therapies for inner ear hair cell damage, to treat individuals with hearing and balance dysfunction.


Specific Publications

Scheibinger M, Ellwanger DC, Corrales CE, Stone JS, Heller S. Aminoglycoside Damage and Hair Cell Regeneration in the Chicken Utricle., J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol. 2017 Nov

Bucks SA, Cox BC, Vlosich BA, Manning JP, Nguyen TB, Stone JS. Supporting cells remove and replace sensory receptor hair cells in a balance organ of adult mice., Elife 2017 Mar; 6

Burns JC, Stone JS. Development and regeneration of vestibular hair cells in mammals., Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 2017 May; 6596-105

Pujol R, Pickett SB, Nguyen TB, Stone JS. Large basolateral processes on type II hair cells are novel processing units in mammalian vestibular organs., J. Comp. Neurol. 2014 Oct; 522(14):3141-59

Wan G, Corfas G, Stone JS. Inner ear supporting cells: rethinking the silent majority., Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 2013 May; 24(5):448-59


Lab contact info 

(206) 616-4108

Lab location 

Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
Box 357923, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195