Ryugo Lab - Auditory Anatomy & Physiology
Garvan Insititute of Medical Research
Lab Members
David K. Ryugo, PhD
Professor
Tan Pongstaporn, BS
Electron Microscopist
Kiera Grierson
UNSW Doctoral Student
Isabella Williams
UNSW Honours Student
Satoshi Nishitani
UNSW Honours Student
Anastasia Filimontseva
NYU Graduate/Visiting Student
Buffy Wu
UNSW Undergraduate Student
Yuliya Makeyeva, MD/PHD
Visiting Scientist
Jason Mikiel-Hunter, PhD
Visiting Scientist

Lab Alumni

Address

Level 9 Lab 2
384 Victoria St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia
ph: +61 2 9295 8288
fx: +61 2 9295 8281

Lab Alumni
Valentina Vanghi, PhD
Research Assistant 2018-2019
Postdoctoral Fellow
Paleoclimate Genomics, IBS Center for Climate Physics, Busan, South Korea
Michael Muniak, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher 2011-2019
Doctoral Student 2005-2011
Undergraduate Researcher 2003-2005
A/Staff Scientist
Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Imad Alsaad
Honours Student 2017
Dillan Villavisanis
Visiting Student 2017
Berenice Gandit
Volunteer 2017
Graduate Student
Dept. of Neuroscience, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Aaron Phillips
Volunteer 2017
Femi Emmanuel Ayeni, MD/PhD
Doctoral Student 2012-2016
Researcher
St Vincents Hospital/University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Giedre Milinkeviciute, PhD
Doctoral Student 2012-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Irvine, CA
Kirupa Suthakar, PhD
Doctoral Student 2012-2016
Honours Student 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow
Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Catherine Connelly, PhD
Doctoral Student 2012-2016
Research Assistant 2008-2011
Honors Student 2007-2008
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Hannah Douglas-Kinniburgh
Volunteer 2015-2016
Student
University of St Andrews, UK
Melanie Bassette
Visiting Student 2016
Basil Razi
Honours Student 2014
Surgical Resident Medical Officer
Hornsby Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Medical Student
University of Melbourne, VIC
Sam Kirkpatrick
Masters Student 2012-2014
Alex Borecki
Research Assistant 2011-2012
Medical Student
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Bindy Sahota
Doctoral Student 2011-2012
ENT Registrar
University of Leicester, UK
Luca Samman
Visiting Student 2012
Summer Fellowship
University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
Josh Allen
Research Assistant 2011
Research Assistant
Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW
Jahn O'Neil, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2012
Assistant Professor
Physiology and Biophysics, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Capucine Odouard, MD
Medical Honours Student 2011-2012
Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Masters Student
Biology of Vision Program, University College London, UK
Intern
North Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Medical Student
University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, Sydney, Australia
Amanda Lauer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2011
Associate Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Instructor
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Charles Limb, MD
Assistant/Associate Professor 2005-2011
Postdoctoral Fellow 1997-1999
Professor / Directory of Otology
University of California, San Francisco, CA
Associate Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Faculty
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD
Research Fellow
NIDCD, Bethesda, MD
Vikas Kodali
Undergraduate Researcher 2008-2011
MD/PhD Student
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Makoto Tanigawa
Undergraduate Researcher 2010-2011
Resident
Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical Student
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Kristyna Hnizda
Research Assistant 2010-2011
Private Practice
Student
Physicians Assistant Program, SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY
Nadia McMillan
Research Assistant 2010-2011
Medical Student
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Kate Flores
Research Assistant 2006-2011
Research Assistant
School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Hannah Langsdale
Summer Intern 2009-2010
Student
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Adam Rosenblatt
Undergraduate Researcher 2008-2010
Graduate Student
School of Music, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Natasha Tirko
Graduate Student 2007-2009
Industry Position
State College, PA
Doctoral Student
Neuroscience Program, New York University, New York, NY
Research Associate (2010)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Tarrytown, NY
Christa Baker, PhD
Research Assistant 2006-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Doctoral Student
Program in Neuroscience, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Luke Chang
Undergraduate Researcher 2006-2009
Fulbright Scholar (2011)
Iris Chen
High School Honors Student 2007-2008
Doctoral Student
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate Student (2011)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Sabreena Gillow, MD
Undergraduate Researcher 2007-2008
Medical Practitioner
Internist
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Medical Student
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Marc Eisen, MD/PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2005-2007
Private Practice
Hartford, CT
Karen Montey, PhD
Research Assistant 2002-2006
Scientist
Department of Defense
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Graduate Student
Biology Doctoral Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Erika Kretzmer, PhD
Graduate Student 2001-2006
Patent Examiner
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C.
Xiping Zhan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2001-2006
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Research Associate
Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Research Associate
Dept. of Neuroscience, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Sofia Stamataki, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2006
Head
Ear Nose and Throat Department, Agia Sofia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
Private Practice
Athens, Greece
Fellowship (2008)
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Women and Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Noah Meltzer, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2005
Private Practice
Bethesda, MD
Fellow (2010)
Facial Plastics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Resident (2009)
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Alejandro Rivas, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2004
Chief of Otology/Neurotology
University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Assistant Professor
Otology and Neurotology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellow (2011)
Otology and Neurotology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Resident (2009)
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Jenna Los
Research Assistant 2002-2004
Senior Research Program Coordinator
Dept. of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Conor Sheehy, MD
Histology Core Research Assistant 2002-2004
Medical Practitioner
General Neurology, Sleep Medicine, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham, WA
Resident
Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Medical Student (2008)
Virginia Commonwealth University of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Alison Wright, DDS
Research Assistant 2001-2004
Private Practice
Cross Keys, Baltimore, MD
Dental Resident
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
Dental Student
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Howard Francis, MD
NIH Mentored Physician-Scientist/Assistant Professor 1998-2003
Richar Hall Chaney, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology
Chief
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Director
Hopkins Listening Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
André Haenggeli, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2003
Private Practice
Geneva, Switzerland
Liana Rosenthal, MD
Research Assistant 2000-2002
Associate Professor
Dept. of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Fellow
Dept. of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Resident
Dept. of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Medical Student (2006)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Daniel J. Lee, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2002
Associate Professor
Otolaryngolgoy-Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Director
Pediatric Otology and Neurotology, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
Director
Fellowship in Neurotology, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
David Friedland, MD/PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2002
Professor and Vice-Chair
Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconson, Milwaukee, WI
Helen Lawler, MD
Student Volunteer 2001
Internist
Private Practice, Denver, CO
Fellow
Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Resident
Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Medical Student (2007)
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Mary Elizabeth Schroeder, MD
Student Volunteer 2000-2001
Physician
Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, Herndon, VA
Resident
General Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Medical Student (2007)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Elizabeth Redd, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1999-2001
Private Practice
Cooperstown, NY
Hugh Cahill, PhD
Research Assistant 1998-2001
Attending Neurologist
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Medical Student
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Postdoctoral Fellow (2010)
Dept. of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Graduate Student (2008)
Dept. of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Marc Bennett, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2000
Associate Professor
Otology and Neurotology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Assistant Professor
Otology and Neurotology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Matthias Ohlrogge, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-2000
Private Practice
Luenen, Germany
Resident (2005)
Dept. of Otolaryngology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Adam T. Ross, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-1999
Deceased (2008)
Faculty
Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charlestown, SC
Fellow (2002)
Facial Plastics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Resident (2002)
Dept. of Otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
John R. Doucet, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1995-1999
Scientific Reviewer
Federal Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.
M. Boyd Gillespie, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1996
Chair
Dept. of Otolaryngology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charlestown, SC
Diana Weedman Molavi, MD/PhD
Graduate Student 1991-1996
Pathologist
Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Bellydancer
Mother of two
Ahmed Saada, MD/PhD
Graduate Student 1990-1996
Private practice
Alexandria, Egypt
Debora Wright Tingley, PhD
Graduate Student 1990-1995
Scientist
West Coast Biologicals, San Francisco, CA
Mother of three sons
Miqun Robinson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1994-1995
Medical Director
Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Malvern, PA
Mother of twin boys
John K. Niparko, MD
NIH Mentored Physician-Scientist/Assistant-Associate Professor 1989-1994
Deceased (2016)
Chair
USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Melissa Wu, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1993-1994
Immediate Care Medical Director
Southern New England Medical Center, Nashua, NH
Emergency Dept. Medical Director
Southern New England Medical Center, Nashua, NH
Sussan Paydar, PhD
Research Assistant 1989-1991
Special Assistant to the Director
Division of AIDS/NIAID/NIH, Bethesda, MD
Mother of twin girls
Postdoctoral Fellow (2001)
Dept. of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Doctoral Student (1998)
Dept. of Cell Biology, University of California, Berkely, CA