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Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD

  • Vice Chair of Basic Science Research, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Director, Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
  • UPMC Endowed Professor of Auditory Physiology

    Education & Training

  • Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, PhD
Research Interests

Dr. Tzounopoulos' research has been focused on the synaptic and intrinsic properties and plasticity of brain circuits and neurons. His team has discovered novel synaptic and intrinsic mechanisms in the auditory brainstem and cortex, as well as their effects during normal and pathological auditory processing in animal models of hearing loss and tinnitus. Dr. Tzounopoulos is currently pursuing drug discovery and development for tinnitus and hearing loss.