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Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D.

SENSORY CELL BIOLOGY
BG 35A RM 1D971 35A CONVENT DR BETHESDA MD 20892
Phone: 
+1 301 443 2766

Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Biology

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Dr. Cunningham received a B.A. and M.A. in Audiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed a Clinical Fellowship in Audiology at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Auditory Neuroscience at the University of Washington in Seattle. After her post-doc, Dr. Cunningham joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina where her lab conducted the initial studies on heat shock protein (HSP)-mediated protection against ototoxic drug-induced hearing loss and hair cell death. This work was funded by a Research Project Grant (R01) from the NIDCD. Dr. Cunningham moved to the NIDCD's Section on Sensory Cell Biology in 2011.

Scientific Areas: 
Mechanosensory hair cells that are the receptor cells of hearing and balance

Selected Publications

Last Updated Date

January 15, 2016