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Elisabeth Glowatzki, Ph.D

Elisabeth Glowatzki, Ph.D.
Elisabeth Glowatzki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Neuroscience

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Diploma in Biology, University of Goettingen, Germany, 1987
Dr. rer. nat., in Zoology (Neuroscience), University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1993


  • Synaptic transmission in the mammalian inner ear

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Glowatzki, E, Fuchs PA, Cholinergic synaptic inhibition of inner hair cells in the neonatal mammalian cochlea. Science. 2000; 288: 2366-2368.

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

Goutman, JD, Glowatzki, E, Time course and calcium dependence of transmitter release at a single ribbon synapse. PNAS 2007; 104 (41):16341-16346.

Tritsch, NX, Yi, E, Gale, JE, Glowatzki, E, Bergles, DE. The origin of spontaneous activity in the developing auditory system. Nature 2007, 450:50-55.

Seal, RP, Akil, O, Yi, E, Weber, CM, Grant, L, Yoo, J, Clause, A, Kandler, K, Noebels, JL, Glowatzki, E, Lustig LR, Edwards, RH, Sensorineural deafness and seizures in mice lacking vesicular glutamate transporter 3. Neuron 2008, 57(2):263-75.

Martinez-Monedero, R, Yi, E, Oshima, K, Glowatzki, E, Edge, ASB Differentiation of inner ear stem cells to functional sensory neurons. Developmental Biology 2008; 68(5):669-84.

Weisz C, Glowatzki E, Fuchs P. The postsynaptic function of type II cochlear afferents. Nature 2009; 461(7267):1126-9.

Grant L, Yi E, Glowatzki E. Two modes of release shape the postsynaptic response at the inner hair cell ribbon synapse. Journal of Neuroscience 2010, 30(12):4210-4220.

Yi E, Roux I, Glowatzki E. Dendritic HCN channels shape excitatory postsynaptic potentials at the inner hair cell afferent synapse in the mammalian cochlea. Journal of Neurophysiol 2010; 103(5):2532-43.

Grant, L, Yi, E, Goutman, JD, Glowatzki, E (2010) Postsynaptic recordings at afferent dendrites contacting cochlear inner hair cells: monitoring multivesicular release at a ribbon synapse. Journal of Visualized Experiments 2011; 48. pii:2442.doi:10.3791/2442.


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