Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Program

The Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses (HBCS) Program provides mentorship and training for students who are interested in becoming leading research scientists in the fields of hearing, balance and the chemical senses. The program aims to train these scientists to obtain academic positions, compete for research funding and effectively manage research laboratories. 

The HBCS Program seeks to attract individuals from under-represented populations into the fields of science and medicine. KHRI faculty participate regularly in the U-M Rackham Graduate School's Summer Research Opportunity Program, which offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines.

Programs

Each year, the program offers stipends for four predoctoral and three postdoctoral trainees.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the HBCS Program, please contact Dr. Susan Shore, program director.
 

HBCS Faculty - KHRI

Benjamin Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School

Richard A. Altschuler, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-763-0060

Kent Berridge, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology

Thomas E. Carey, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Co-Director, Head and Neck Oncology Program, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
734-764-4371

Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Kresge Hearing Research Institute
The Lynn and Ruth Townsend Professor of Communication Disorders
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-615-2222

Bo Duan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

Karl Grosh, Ph.D., MS, BS

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
ME Associate Chair for Facilities, Planning, and DEI
Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
734-764-9414

R. Keith Duncan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-763-2129
King

W. Michael King, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-936-9420

David Kohrman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics
734-763-9653
Donna Martin

Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Donita B. Sullivan Research Professor in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Human Genetics
Interim Chair, Pediatrics and communicable Diseases
734-647-4859

Charlotte Mistretta, MS, Ph.D.

Professor, Biologic & Materials Sciences

Bryan E. Pfingst, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-763-2292

Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-763-4444

Michael T. Roberts, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty Member, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Susan E. Shore, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Joseph Hawkins, Jr. Collegiate Research Professor, University of Michigan
Principal Investigator, HBCS Training Grant
Faculty Mentor, Neuroscience Graduate Program
734-647-2116

Michael Sutton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Associate Professor, Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute

Shawn Xu, PhD

Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute
(734) 615-9311