Research at the Kim Lab involves exploring the effect of noise-induced hearing loss and prolonged hearing loss on the central auditory pathway using a mouse model.
Research at Dr. Olson's Fowler Memorial Laboratory explores the workings of the “cochlear amplifier,” the cell-based mechanism for boosting sensitivity and frequency selectivity in the inner ear. These physics-based explorations include measurements of pressures made with micron-scale sensors, nanometer-scale motions, and electrical responses within the inner ear.
Gloria Su, PhD and her laboratory study the molecular genetics of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, as well as mouse modeling needed for both cancer types.
The focus of attention at Dr. Kysar's Small Scale Mechanics Laboratory is to measure, analyze and predict the mechanical behavior of materials and objects of all sizes, as well as to describe how the mechanical behavior couples with other properties such as optical or electrical.