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

There are no publications.


Lab contact info 

(206) 616-4108

Lab location 

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