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Ali R. Rashan, MD, MS
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Current Role at Stanford Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
Hume Tutor for Writing and Oral Communications, Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The auditory sensory cell, the hair cell, detects mechanical stimulation at the atomic level and conveys information regarding frequency and intensity to the brain with high fidelity. Our interests are in identifying specializations associated with mechanotransduction and synaptic transmission leading to the amazing sensitivities of the auditory system. We are also interested in the developmental process, particularly in how development gives insight into repair and regenerative mechanisms.