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Taha Adnan Jan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Bio Dr. Taha Jan graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's in molecular and cellular biology with honors from Vanderbilt University. As an undergraduate, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Larry Zwiebel on the olfactory system and in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Waters investigating the somatosensory cortex and gustatory system. He then attended medical school at Stanford University, where he studied the role of the Wnt pathway in murine cochlear development under the tutelage of Dr. Alan Cheng. He spent an extra year as a Howard Hughes Medical Institutes research fellow while at Stanford to further pursue his research interests on cochlear development, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Jan completed his internship in general surgery at the Mass General Hospital (MGH) and completed residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in the Harvard/Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary training program in Boston. His work during residency focused on the effects of secreted factors from human vestibular schwannomas on hearing loss in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories as part of Dr. Tina Stankovic?s group. During residency, he published on superior canal dehiscence etiology, endoscopic ear surgery techniques, and hearing loss. Dr. Jan is a current postdoctoral research fellow and ACGME otology/neurotology fellow in the Stanford T32 funded Clinician Scientist Training Program (CSTP). His research interests include development of the inner ear and stem cell biology with the goal of ultimately translating discoveries in these areas into therapeutics for patients suffering from hearing and vestibular disorders. His clinical interests include hearing loss, otosclerosis, stapes surgery, cholesteatoma, endoscopic ear surgery, cochlear implantation, tympanic membrane perforation, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, superior canal dehiscence syndrome, acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), temporal bone tumors.