Elliott D. Kozin, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Clinical Fellow in Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Hearing and Deafness

Research Summary
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 recently completed two years of dedicated postdoctoral training as part of an NIH T32 grant in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass. Eye and Ear. Here, he investigated optogenetic-based cochlear and auditory brainstem implants, as well as conducted clinical research on auditory neuroprosthetics. His ongoing research includes traumatic auditory and vestibular injury, advanced imaging of the auditory pathway, and tympanic membrane regeneration.

Select Publications

Design, fabrication, and in vitro testing of novel three-dimensionally printed tympanic membrane grafts. Kozin ED, Black NL, Cheng JT, Cotler MJ, McKenna MJ, Lee DJ, Lewis JA, Rosowski JJ, Remenschneider AK. Hear Res. 2016 Oct. 340:191-203.

Permissive environment in postnatal wounds induced by adenoviral-mediated overexpression of the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 prevents scar formation. Gordon A*, Kozin ED*, Keswani SG*, Vaikunth SS, Katz AB, Zoltick PW, Favata M, Radu AP, Soslowsky LJ, Herlyn M, Crombleholme TM. Wound Repair Regen. 2008 Jan-Feb. 16(1):70-9. (*Co-first author.)
PMID: 18086289

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.
PMID: 25481416

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. (*Co-first author.)
PMID: 25598479

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. (95).
PMID: 25650555

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 Jul 6.
PMID: 26150379

View a complete list of publications on pubmed.gov.



2005: B.A. History (Summa cum laude), University of Pennsylvania
2011: M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2011 - 2012: Internship: General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
2012 - present: Residency: Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School