Douglas E. Vetter, Ph.D.
Cochlear research, scientific publications, and general lab information

Education, Service, Research Support, Misc.



1981 BA Psychology, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson


Graduate School:

1984 MS Biobehavioral Sciences (Neuromorphology), Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

1992 Ph.D. Biobehavioral Sciences (Neuromorphology), Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs


Postdoctoral Training

1992-1996 Molecular Neurobiology, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA (Molecular Neurobiology Lab, Steve Heinemann PI)

Academic Appointments

1996- 2001 Staff Scientist, Molecular Neurobiology Lab (Steve Heinemann, PI)

2001- 2010 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine

2001- 2010 Program faculty member, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts Univ.

2007- 2010 Program faculty member, Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine

2010- 2011 Visiting Assist. Prof. Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 2011- pres   Associate Prof., Dept. Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, Univ. Mississippi Medical Center

Awards, Honors, PATENTS, Research Support

1999- Innovations Grant Award, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

2009- US patent #7488865, Urocortin-deficient mice and uses thereof (Feb. 10, 2009)

            2002-2003-  “Transgenic and proteomic analysis of olivocochlear system function and development”

                Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation (formerly The Chestnut Hill Charitable Foundation) 1/1/02-12/31/03-12/30/04, $200,000 (direct)

            2004-2009-  “Investigations into the mouse olivocochlear system”

                      NIH  NIDCD 1 R01 DC006258, 4/1/04-3/31/09, $1,250,000 (direct)

Hospital, Medical School or University Committee Assignments

            University-wide Committees

            2004-2010, Animal Facility Advisory Committee

            2004-2005, member, LCME Institutional Self-Study Committee on Faculty

            2006-2009, Scientific Affairs Committee

            2008, Sackler School Website Focus Group


Grant Review Committee Assignments- External

            Peer review panel service

            2001- external reviewer, West Virginia Univ. Senate Review

            2002- Panel Member Nebraska EPSCoR/NIH IDeA grant review board

            2005- Ad Hoc member AUD study section (NIH) June 7-8

            2006- Ad Hoc member AUD study section (NIH) Jan. 31- Feb. 1

            2006- Ad Hoc member SMI special emphasis panel (ZRG1-IFCN-B-03M)

            2008- Panel member CDC/National Office of Public Health Genomics (NOPHG) study section Feb. 12-13

            2009- Ad Hoc member MCB- Cellular Systems study section, NSF

            2011- external reviewer, Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID- Action on Hearing Loss), London

            2011- external reviewer, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia

            National/International meeting events service

            2008-2009, member, organizing committee for The Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness tri-annual meeting (meeting dates June 20-23, 2009, Boston)

Scientific Journal Peer Review Activity

            Ad Hoc reviewer for the following journals 2001-present:

            Audiology and Neuro-otology, Cytogenetic and Genomic Research, Development, European J. Neuroscience, Genes, Journal of Biological Chemistry,
            Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Neuroscience,
            Molecular Pharmacology, Molecular Psychiatry, Neurobiology of Disease, Neuron, Neuroscience
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