Faculty

Ender Ayanoglu
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering
Interests: Audio signal processing and microphone arrays

Bruce G. Berg
Associate Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Audition, auditory attention, psychophysics of complex sounds, computational models of hearing, mathematical modeling

Elliot Botvinick
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Interests: Mechanotransduction and mechanics of the microenvironment.

Anne L. Calof
Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology
Interests: Molecular analysis of nervous system development and regeneration using transgenic mouse models, neural stem cells.

Karina S. Cramer
Associate Professor , Neurobiology & Behavior
Interests: Nervous system development; development and plasticity of auditory brainstem pathways

Hamid Djalilian
Professor, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Interests: Cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma, chronic ear disease, facial nerve and skull base conditions

Wei Dong
Associate Research Professor, Department of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, CA
Interests: Signal processing of sound in the ear under normal and pathological conditions

Michael D’Zmura
Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Vision, hearing, language, attention, speech, brain imaging, brain-computer interfaces, multimodal processing

Mary Fagan
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Chapman University, Irvine, CA
Interests: Vocalization and exploration in hearing, deaf, and cochlear-implanted infants; Speech sound disorders

Ron Frostig
Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
Interests: Sensory neocortex: structure, function and plasticity

Nicole Gage
Assistant Researcher, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: neural substrates of human speech and language, using behavioral, psychophysical, and neuroimaging (magnetoencephalography, or MEG) techniques

Sunil Gandhi
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior School of Biological Sciences
Interests: Cortical plasticity, neural stem cells, inhibitory interneurons, hearing, vision, and neurobiology of learning and memory

Gregory S. Hickok
Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Neuroanatomy of language, neural plasticity, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience

Leonard M. Kitzes
Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology
Interests: Physiology and anatomy of brainstem auditory system, developmental determinants of brainstem auditory system structure and function, auditory cortex function and structure

Marjorie R. Leek
Research Professor, Loma Linda University Medical Center Dept. of Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery
Interests: Perception of complex sounds and speech by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals; speech recognition in noise; modeling the auditory system; auditory attention; comparative auditory processes across species

Hongzhe Li
Associate Research Professor, VA Loma Linda University Medical Center Dept. of Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery
Interests: Inner ear protection, damage and repair, from a variety of ototoxic insults, including but not limited to noise, aminoglycoside antibiotics and antineoplastic cisplatin

Harrison Lin
Assistant Professor, Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
Interests: cochlear implants and other auditory prostheses, acoustic neuroma, chronic ear disease, facial nerve disorders, balance disorders, tinnitus, hearing loss

Brenda L Lonsbury-Martin
Research Professor, Loma Linda University Medical Center Dept. of Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery
Interests: Generation sources of otoacoustic emissions; intracochlear activity; pathophysiology and histopathology of cochlea

Virginia Mann
Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: reading ability: phoneme awareness, developmental dyslexia, phonological skills, early intervention, precocious readersspeech perception: context effects, cross-linguistic comparisons

Matthew McHenry
Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Interests: Biomechanics, locomotion, sensory biology

Raju Metherate
Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior
Interests: Neurophysiology, synaptic physiology of auditory cortex

John Middlebrooks
Professor, Depts. of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology & Behavioral, Cognitive Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering
Interests: Hearing research, neurophysiology, psychophysics, auditory prosthesis, computational neuroscience; auditory cortex

Khaleel A. Razak
Associate Professor, Psychology, UC Riverside
Interests: Cortical mechanisms of sound localization, cortical plasticity during aging and hearing loss, mechanisms underlying auditory cortical processing deficits in Fragile X Syndrome

Virginia Richards
Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Auditory perception and cognition, and human psychophysics

Edwin W. Rubel
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Professor of Hearing Science, Prof. of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, Physiology and Biophysics, Univ. Washington
Interests: Auditory physiology and development, genetic and small molecule studies to prevent hair cell loss and stimulate hair cell regeneration

Kourosh Saberi
Professor, School of Social Sciences
Interests: Cortical neuroscience, Computational neuroscience, Music and Hearing, Behavioral genetics

Steven Small
Professor and Chair, Neurology
Interests: Neurobiology of language, neural repair, computational neuroscience

Ramesh Srinivasan
Associate Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Cognitive neuroscience, brain development, consciousness, perception, EEG, brain dynamics

Arne Starr
Research Professor, Neurology, Neurobiology & Behavior, Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Auditory neuropathy, neurological disorders affecting cognition, sensation and motor behaviors

William Tang
Prof. of: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility
Interests: microscale and nanoscale engineering for information technology and biomedical sciences, signal processing single-cell physiology

Frederic Wan
Professor, Mathematics
Interests: applied mathematics, solid mechanics, resource economics, biomathematics

Brian J.F. Wong
Professor and Vice Chairman, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering Samueli School of Engineering
Professor, and Surgery School of Medicine
Interests: cartilage reshaping, optical imaging, tissue engineering, laser ablation, facial plastic surgery

Jack Xin
Professor, Mathematics
Interests: Partial differential equations, asymptotic analysis, scientific computation, fronts in heterogeneous media, ear modeling, sound signal processing

Xiangmin Xu
Associate Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology
Interests: Neural circuitry, neurobiology of sensory perception, learning and memory, epilepsy

Fan-Gang Zeng
Professor, Otolaryngology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical
Engineering, and Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Cochlear implant, auditory neuroscience, psychophysics, speech perception, auditory neuropathy.

HongKai Zhao
Professor, Mathematics
Interests:  signal processing, computational and applied mathematics, modeling,

Advisory Board

Bishnu Atal, Ph.D., Retired Technical Director of Bell Labs and
Research Professor at University of Washington, Member of NAS and NAE

Brent Edwards, Ph.D., Current CTO for Earlens, San Francisco, CA;
Fomer Vice President for Research, Starkey Labs Inc.,
Berkeley, CA

Richard Miyamoto, M.D., Former Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University of Medicine, President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, President of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and President of the American Neurotology Society, Member of IOM and Royal Society

Peter Narins, Ph.D., Professor of Physiological Science and Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Neil Segil, Ph.D., Professor of Research Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Linda H. Smith, RN, BSN, PHN., CEO for Providence Speech and Hearing Center
Newport Language and Speech Centers

Thomas C. K. Yuen, Chief Executive Officer and Director, PrimeGen Biotech LLC. Santa Ana, CA (UCI Medal and Distinguished Alumnus Award
recipient)

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1. CHR is inclusive, not exclusive. Accordingly, the election of new members to CHR requires only (a) a nomination from an existing member, and (b) the proposed member acknowledging a desire to join the membership of CHR.

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