Rebecca Lewis, AuD, PhD
Inner Ear/Auditory Nerve Research
Rebecca Lewis is a clinical audiologist and neuroscientist who works as a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Konstantina Stankovic. She completed her AuD and PhD degrees simultaneously at the University of Washington in June 2016. During her predoctoral training, Rebecca studied avian hair cell regeneration to evaluate mechanisms that stimulate hair cell differentiation and proliferation. After receiving her AuD and PhD degrees from University of Washington in June 2016, she continues her pursuit of translational research by studying mechanisms of sensorineural hearing loss among patients with vestibular schwannoma. Ultimately, Rebecca aims to develop methods to prevent sensorineural hearing loss and relieve the effects of hearing loss after damage to the cochlea is sustained through the use of targeted therapies to restore damaged structures.