Laboratory research

A vibrant research community that is transforming science and healthcare, expanding the boundaries of knowledge and creating lasting impact.

UCSF Otolaryngology scientists enhance our understanding of crucial challenges and new ideas in the field. There are several key areas of scientific inquiry:

Head and Neck Cancer Research

  • Molecular and genetic underpinnings of head and neck cancers.
  • Development of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for improved treatment.

Auditory Research

  • Auditory neurophysiology and the neural mechanisms underlying hearing.
  • Hearing loss and recovery, exploring causal factors and pioneering treatment approaches.

Rhinology and Sinus Research

  • Chronic rhinosinusitis research, encompassing inflammation, genetics, and microbiome.
  • Immune responses within the sinuses and nasal cavity.

Pediatric OHNS Research

  • Concentration on pediatric conditions, with an exploration of developmental biology.

Sensory Physiology and Regeneration

  • Investigations into taste and smell sensory physiology.
  • Research regarding regeneration and repair mechanisms in the head and neck.

At UCSF OHNS, these labs are united by a common goal: to advance knowledge, develop innovative therapies, and effectively translate research findings into clinical practice. Through extensive collaboration and a steadfast commitment to both basic and translational research, UCSF continues to lead the way in addressing critical healthcare challenges in the field of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and related disciplines.