Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

The Ricci lab uses advanced electrophysiologic, imaging, molecular and pharmacologic techniques to probe mechanisms of mechanotransduction and synaptic transmission at the auditory periphery.

Laboratory work ranges from furthering our understanding of both mechanotransduction, and how the sensory hair cells communicate with the central nervous system, to developing novel technologies and working with other researchers to provide technical insight, to the very exciting development of novel aminoglycoside antibiotics – a line of research which could significantly lessen the incidences of hearing loss, particularly in young children, from exposure to ototoxic drugs.