Edwin Rubel, PhD



PhD,  Physiological Psychology, Michigan State University, 1969

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Psychobiology, UC Irvine, 1969-1970

Assistant, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Biology, Yale University, 1971-1978

Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Physiology and Psychology, University of Virginia, 1978-1986.

Professor, Departments of Oto-HNS, Physiology and Biophysics, Psychology and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, 1986-2017.

Founding Director, Virginia Merrill Bloedel hearing Research Center, 1989 -1994

Virginia Merrill Bloedel Professor of Hearing Science, 1989-2017

Founder and CSO of Oricula Therapeutics, LLC, 2013-present

Current CV

Awards and Honors

1985-1992: Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award    

1991: Oasi Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging      

1991: International Prize for Brain Dysfunction Research

1989-present: Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science  

1992-present: Member, Collegium Oto-rhino-laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum   

1991-1995: Advisory Council for the NIDCD                           

1998-1999: President, Association for Research in Otolaryngology

1998-present: Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America 

2005: “Award of Merit”, Association for Research in Otolaryngology 

2010: Guest of Honor, American Otologic Society

2019: American Auditory Society (AAS) Life Achievement Award

2020: William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neurosci. (ASA)

Clinical Interests

Hearing loss prevention

Research Areas

Research Focus

Hearing development, hair cell death and regeneration, influence of environment on brain development.