Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

William E. Brownell, Ph.D.

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William E. Brownell, Ph.D.

Member of the Hall of Fame of the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

B.S., Physics, University of Chicago, 1968
Ph.D., Physiology, University of Chicago, 1973
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, University of Chicago, 1974

Academic Positions
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 2000
Professor, Structural & Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
Jake and Nina Kamin Chair of Otorhinolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994
Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1992

Awards and Service
Deafness Research Foundation, Celebration of Hearing Health Research Award, 2006
President, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2004
Carhart Memorial Lecturer, American Auditory Society, 2004
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2002
Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2000-2001
University of Chicago Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, 1997
SHHH Special Friends of People with Hearing Loss Award, 1995
Kresge/Mirmelstein Award of Scientific Merit, 1994
Claude Pepper Award, NIDCD, 1990-1997
Fulbright Scholar, French Fulbright Program, 1984

Clinical and Research Interests: Biophysics of hearing with a focus on understanding the mechanism responsible for outer hair cell electromotility.