Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Center for Hearing and Balance
720 Rutland Ave.
Baltimore MD 21205
Room: 824 Ross Building
Dr. Glowatzki received her doctoral degree from the University of Kaiserslautern for her work on the biophysics of ligand-gated ion channels. After postdoctoral training in Germany and England, she moved to Johns Hopkins where she began her studies of synaptic signaling by mechanosensory hair cells of the mammalian cochlea. This work is aimed at understanding fundamental details of synaptic function in hair cells. It is providing essential insights into how neurotransmitters are released and act at this first stage in the transmission of sound to the brain.