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Paul A. Fuchs, Ph.D.

Paul A. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Paul A. Fuchs, Ph.D.

Bordley Professor and Director of Research, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Neuroscience

Phone: 410-955-6311

Stanford University, Ph.D. in Neuro- and Bio-behavioral Sciences
Cambridge University, NATO Fellow, the Physiological Laboratory
Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurobiology


  • Cellular and synaptic physiology of the cochlea
  • Mechanisms of calcium signaling and cholinergic inhibition in cochlear hair cells


Glowatzki E and PA Fuchs (2002) Transmitter release at the hair cell ribbon synapse. Nature Neuroscience 5(2):147-154.

Fuchs, PA (2005). Time and intensity coding by the hair cell’s ribbon synapse. Journal of Physiology (hallmark edition on the The Senses) 566:7-12.

Weisz C., E. Glowatzki and PA Fuchs (2009). The postsynaptic function of type II cochlear afferents.  Nature 461:1027-1162.

P Fuchs, (2009) “How the Ear Hears – and Sometimes Doesn’t”. Carnegie Institute Washington, DC: Capital Science Evenings


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