Emeritus University Distinguished Professor
PhD, Biology, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, 1987
More than 28 million people in the United States are deaf or hard of hearing and about 2 million are impaired by dizziness or have difficulties with balance. Research in Dr. Wangemann's laboratory centers on epithelial physiology and vascular biology of the inner ear with the goal to prevent deafness and vestibular disorders in humans and animals.
Dr. Wangemann is recognized nationally and internationally for her contributions to the fields of cochlear and epithelial physiology. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and 17 book chapters/invited papers. Dr. Wangemann directs the Confocal Microfluorometry and Microscopy Core and Co-directs the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Core. She teaches Cell Signaling and Pharmacodynamics and speaks before national and international scientific audiences on a regular basis. Since 1988, more than 15 students and postdoctoral fellows have trained with her and she has been awarded more than $4.7 million in research funding from the National Institute of Health.
Some of her artwork has appeared on covers of scientific journals such as Journal of Physiology and Hearing Research.