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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Director: Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the NIDCD conducts basic and clinical research in the areas of human communication. Current research projects address the following:

  • Genetics of communication disorders in humans and murine models
  • Elucidation of the sensory transduction mechanisms of hearing, balance, smell, and taste
  • Structural, physiological, and developmental properties of the inner ear
  • Neuroimaging of brain function in physiologic and pathophysiologic states
  • Characterization of basic properties of neurotransmission and signal transduction
  • Biology and therapy of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Learn more about the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders’ Division of Intramural Research.