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Michael R. Deans, PhD

Michael R. Deans, PhD
Michael R. Deans, PhD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


EDUCATION – Graduate School
Harvard University

EDUCATION – Postdoctoral Fellowship
Harvard Medical School


  • Development of the Primary Sensory Systems including the Inner Ear and Retina
  • Cell Polarity and Morphogenesis


Yin H, Copley CO, Goorich LV, Deans MR. “Comparison of Phenotypes between Different vangl2 Mutants Demonstrates Dominant Effects of the Looptail Mutation during Hair Cell Development.” PLoS ONE; Feb 20, 2012

Deans MR, Krol A, Abraira VE, Copley CO, Tucker AF, Goodrich LV. “Control of Neuronal Morphology by the Atypical Cadherin Fat3.” Neuron 2011 Sep 8;71(5):820-32

Deans MR, Peterson JM, and Wong GW. “Mammalian Otolin: A Multimeric Glycoprotein Specific to the Inner Ear that Interacts with Otoconial Matrix Protein Otoconin-90 and Cerebellin-1.” PLoS ONE Sept 2010; 5(9)

Deans MR*, Antic D*, Suyama K, Scott MP, Axelrod JD, Goodrich LV. “Asymmetric Distribution of Prickle-like 2 Reveals an Early Underlying Polarization of Vestibular Sensory Epithelia in the Inner Ear.” Journal of Neuroscience 2007 Mar 21; 27(12):3139-47 *equal contributions

Volgyi B, Deans MR, Paul DL, Bloomfield SA. “Convergence and Segregation of the Multiple Rod Pathways in Mammalian Retina.” Journal of Neuroscience 2004 Dec 8; 24(49): 11182-11192

Deans MR*, Volgyi B*, Goodenough DA, Bloomfield SA, Paul DL. “Connexin36 is Essential for Transmission of Rod-Mediated Visual Signals in the Mammalian Retina.” Neuron 2002 Nov 14; 36(4):703-712 *equal contributions

Deans MR*, Gibson JR*, Sellitto C, Connors BW, Paul DL. “Synchronous Activity of Inhibitory Networks in Neocortex Requires Electrical Synapses Containing Connexin36.” Neuron 2001 Aug 16; 31(3):477-85. *equal contributions

White TW, Deans MR, Kelsell DP, Paul DL. “Connexin Mutations in Deafness.” Nature 1998 Aug 13; 394(6694):630-1

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