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Associate Chair of Otolaryngology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology & Anatomy
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Robert D. Frisina, Ph.D., is Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical School. He also holds joint appointments as Professor and Associate Director for the International Center for Hearing and Speech Research at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf - Rochester Institute of Technology, and as Research Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Frisina obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Neuroscience at Syracuse University's College of Engineering, and pursued post-doctoral research at the University of Rochester's Center for Brain Research in Sensory Physiology and Biophysics.  He has authored dozens of articles and book chapters on the biological bases of hearing and hearing impairment, including aging changes that occur in the ear and parts of the brain used for hearing.

Dr. Frisina's main research projects currently revolve around the neural and molecular bases of hearing loss and deafness, with translational goals of developing novel technological and biomedical engineering interventions and treatments for those suffering with various types of sensory deficits.  Contact him at Robert_Frisina@urmc.rochester.edu.

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