Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D. named Director of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute

On July 1, 2014, Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D. began his tenure as director of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, becoming only the fourth leader since the institute opened in 1963.

Formerly professor of Neurology and Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and director of basic research in otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Corfas joined U-M as both a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and director of KHRI. A native of Argentina and a graduate of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, he trained at the Washington University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School before joining the Harvard faculty in 1992. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms involved in the development, function and maintenance of the nervous system, and the development of new therapies based on those mechanisms to treat nervous system disorders.