Jason Qian

I am a resident physician in the department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford. I joined the Ricci Lab as part of my NIH T32-sponsored clinician-scientist training pathway. Previously as a medical student at Columbia, I studied the effects of hearing loss on cognitive function through observational human studies. Currently during residency, I have turned to interventional animal studies in order to study the mechanisms behind these effects. The Ricci Lab provided me with the genetic tools to target specific cell populations and the ability to measure their effects using whole animal physiological and behavioral assays. In the future, I hope to continue studying the cognitive consequences of hearing loss and restoration, while caring for patients with hearing disorders. Outside of work, I enjoy historical documentaries, romantic era music, travel photography, digital art and graphic design, and skiing.