Cellular and Molecular Hearing Research

Kenneth M. Grundfast
Kenneth M. Grundfast, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Chairman
Douglas A. Cotanche
Douglas A. Cotanche, PhD
Associate Professor, Principal Investigator


We are part of the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston Medical Center in Boston MA, U.S.A.

The major focus of this lab is to define the molecular signals which trigger hair cell regeneration in the avian and mammalian inner ear. Our goal is to one day use regeneration as a treatment for human hearing loss.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine