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Elliott Kozin, M.D.

Kozin Elliott Lab

Originally from New York City, Dr. Elliott Kozin has a broad research background in a variety of disciplines, including wound healing, auditory neuroprosthetics, and clinical otology. 

As a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Kozin spent two years investigating the use of gene therapy to improve wound healing. While pursuing his medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kozin studied the role of non-muscle myosin II (NMMII), which is integral to epithelial apical junctions in the organ of Corti. His research on NMMII took place at an intramural National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders laboratory as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars program. He then completed two years of dedicated post-doctoral training as part of an NIH T32 grant in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

Working in the Daniel Lee, M.D., Lab at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Kozin has investigated optogenetic-based cochlear and auditory brainstem implants, as well as conducted clinical research on auditory neuroprosthetics. Most recently, he has combined his research and clinical interests in wound repair, bioprosthetics, and hearing loss to address the application of 3-D printing to middle and inner ear disease. Dr. Kozin’s other research interests include endoscopic ear surgery and medical education.

For more information on Dr. Kozin, check out his Harvard Catalyst website and Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
University of Pennsylvania (History) 

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

FOCUS Project
Optogenetic control of auditory neurons using a fast, new generation blue light Opsin 


Design, fabrication, and in vitro testing of novel three-dimensionally printed tympanic membrane grafts. Kozin E, Black N, Cheng T, Cotler MJ, McKenna M, Lee D, Lewis J, Rosowski J, Remenschneider A. In press. Hear Res. 2016 Mar.

Endoscopic transcanal retrocochlear approach to the internal auditory canal with cochlear preservation: A pilot cadaveric study. Kempfle J, Kozin ED, Remenschneider AK, Eckhardt A, Edge A, Lee DJ. In press. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jan.

Characteristics of wax occlusion in the surgical repair of superior canal dehiscence in human temporal bone specimens. Cheng YS, Kozin ED, Remenschneider AK, Nakajima HH, Lee DJ. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Jan. 37(1):83-88

Systematic review of nontumor pediatric auditory brainstem implant outcomes. Noij KS, Kozin ED, Sethi R, Shah PV, Kaplan AB, Herrmann B, Remenschneider A, Lee DJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov. 153(5):739-50.

Three-dimensional printed prosthesis for repair of superior canal dehiscence. Kozin ED, Remenschneider AK, Cheng S, Nakajima HH, Lee DJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct. 153(4):616-9.

Epidemiology of otologic diagnoses in United States emergency departments. Kozin ED, Sethi RK, Remenschneider AK, Kaplan AB, Del Portal DA, Gray ST, Shrime MG, Lee DJ. Laryngoscope. 2015 Aug. 125(8):1926-33.

Superior temporal resolution of Chronos versus channelrhodopsin-2 in an optogenetic model of the auditory brainstem implant. Hight AE, Kozin ED, Darrow K, Lehmann A, Boyden E, Brown MC, Lee DJ. Hear Res. 2015 Apr. 322:235-41.

Optogenetic stimulation of the cochlear nucleus using channelrhodopsin-2 evokes activity in the central auditory pathways. Darrow KN, Slama MC, Kozin ED, Owoc M, Hancock K, Kempfle J, Edge A, Lacour S, Boyden E, Polley D, Brown MC, Lee DJ. Brain Res. 2015 Mar 2. 1599:44-56.

Systematic review of outcomes following observational and operative endoscopic middle ear surgery. Kozin ED, Gulati S, Kaplan AB, Lehmann AE, Remenschneider AK, Landegger LD, Cohen MS, Lee DJ. Laryngoscope. 2015 May. 125(5):1205-14.

Direct visualization of the murine dorsal cochlear nucleus for optogenetic stimulation of the auditory pathway. Kozin ED, Darrow KN, Hight AE, Lehmann AE, Kaplan AB, Brown MC, Lee DJ. J Vis Exp. 2015 Jan. (95).

A complete list of research publications can be seen at