Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D.


The NIH T32 Training Grant in the MUSC Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ("Interdisciplinary Research Training in Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences") supports three medical students for short-term research training in research areas related to otolaryngology and related sciences (hearing, balance, voice, speech, language, taste, smell), including head and neck cancer. This research training can take place during the FLEX Phase in the Spring of 2020. These three funded positions include a stipend at the NIH-designated rate, as well as funds for supplies and travel to scientific meetings to present research findings. Mentors (or co-mentors) should be faculty with research programs in the T32 focus areas, and may or may not be faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology.  Click on the link below for a PDF file listing our research opportunities.
Otolaryngology Research Opportunities (PDF)

Shaun A. Nguyen, M.D., FAPCR

Professor and Director of Clinical Research
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

For research opportunities in The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, please see our website.


Jennifer K. Mulligan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

My laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanisms driving the dysregulation in type 1/ type 2 inflammation associated with a number of airway diseases, with my primary focus being on chronic rhinosinusitis. We are also focused on understanding how these changes impact patient outcomes. A significant proportion of my research focuses on understanding how cells not traditionally thought of as immune cells, such as epithelial cells, serve as regulators of immune cell functions. Studies in my laboratory are conducted with primary human tissues obtained from patients with CRS (through a collaboration with Rod Schlosser, MD and Zach Soler, MD) as well as supplemental studies using a murine model of atopic CRS. I have severed as a research mentor to numerous individuals seeking careers as clinician scientist including 19 pre-doctoral trainees, 9 PGY3 ENT residents, 2 rhinology clinical fellows and 4 research fellows. I have also served as a research co-mentor to 3 pediatric residents and 5 neonatology clinical fellows.