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Santa Maria Lab: academic year and summer opportunities

Peter Santa Maria, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Funding Sponsor: 
Dr. Peter Santa Maria
Funding Deadline: 
December 31, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Research topic 1: We investigate mechanisms and treatments for hearing loss in infectious diseases of the ear

Techniques: We use in vitro models, novel animal models of infection and also clinical research of human samples

Research topic 2: We are developing a wearable dizzy attack monitor for a patient in the home

Techniques: We are multidisciplinary between electrical engineering (collecting dizzy attack signals), mechanical engineering / material science (wearability and adhesion), Design (user experience) and clinical (collecting data from patients in the home)


Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

Location: Flexible, with possibilities for remote or on-campus research projects

Required skills: None

This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM

How to apply: Contact Dr. Santa Maria (

Project information: Immune interactions causing hearing loss in chronic suppurative otitis media
Nanomedicine approaches to intracellular bacterial persister cell targeting