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Research Center for Auditory and Vestibular Studies

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO 63110

United States of America

Primary Contact:

Brian Faddis

Last Updated: 10/26/2012

Facility Details

The Center provides coordinated evaluation of function, anatomy and pathology of research models of the auditory and vestibular systems and promotes related translational and clinical research. Four subcores (Functional Testing, Histology, Microscopy & Digital Imaging, and Clinical/Translational Research) provide services to both member and non-member researchers. The RCAVS was designed to conduct rapid functional and anatomical evaluations of new research models that might impact the auditory and vestibular sciences. New genetic manipulations are regularly screened for functional deficits and the anatomic correlates of those deficits. Due to the sensitivity of auditory and vestibular testing, any models suspected to impact development/growth, neural/synaptic transmission and aging are encouraged to consider evaluation by our center.

Other Facility Information

The RCAVS Functional Testing Core provides state-of-the-art auditory and vestibular functional testing for appropriate animal models of development, aging, disease and sensory function. The core works seamlessly with Histology and Imaging Cores to provide anatomical correlates of functional results when desired.

Facility Policies

Services are offerred outside of Washington University School of Medicine

Consulting is offerred outside of Washington University School of Medicine