Headshot portrait of Nikolas Blevins - Larry and Sharon Malcolmson Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Blevins's research interests include:

  • Inner ear microendoscopy and prosthesis design - Developing techniques for minimally-invasive imaging of inner ear microanatomy and neural pysiology. Applications include improved cochlear implant development, inner ear regenerative techniques, inner ear surgery, and auditory physiology. Collaboration with Mark Schnitzer PhD, Gerald Popelka PhD, Kwabena Boahen PhD.
  • Microsurgical robotics - Developing scalable microsurgical instrumentation and robotic techniques for use in head and neck surgery. Collaboration with Kenneth Salisbury, PhD.
  • Surgical Simulation - Developing immersive environment for simulation of ear and skull base surgery for training, technique assessment, and preoperative planning. Collaboration with Kenneth Salisbury, PhD.