Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Group

We are interested in understanding chronic rhinosinusitis—a condition causing the cavities around nasal passages to become inflamed and infected—and identifying new diagnostic and prognostic markers and treatment strategies that benefit patients.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Group is taking research from bench to bedside by investigating all aspects of rhinological research, from the mechanism and progression of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) to the identification and validation of new treatment strategies in vitro and in vivo.

Our research covers a number of areas, including:

  • pathogenesis of CRS and specifically the role that bacteria and the local microbiome play in both the development of CRS and the recalcitrant course of some patients after surgery
  • new strategies to improve wound healing post-surgery, such as gels and new topical treatments for CRS
  • an animal model for eosinophilic sinusitis to study various aspects of the disorder
  • different hemostats in skull base surgery
  • an animal model of major vascular injury to trial new treatments and to train surgeons.

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