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Frances L. Meredith, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Academic Office:

12700 E. 19th Avenue
Mail Stop 8606
Aurora, CO, 80045

Phone: 303-724-3070

Department of Otolaryngology Research Division 

Dr. Meredith​ received her PhD from the University of Colorado and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Rennie Lab, Department of Otolaryngology. In February 2018, she was appointed Research Assistant Professor in the department.

Dr. Meredith’s research focuses on understanding the roles that ion channels play in vestibular functioning. She uses patch clamp electrophysiology to record from vestibular hair cells and the primary afferent neurons that contact them. Studies include identification of regional and developmental differences in calyceal potassium and sodium currents and action potential firing patterns. Current research focuses on the role of sodium channels at the type I hair cell and calyx synapse using immunohistochemistry and patch clamp techniques.
  • Travel Award, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2015)
  • Publication Funding Award, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library (2015)
  • Poster Presentation Award, NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop (2014)
  • Poster Presentation Award, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine​ (2011)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Society for Neuroscience​