Anna Lysakowski, Ph.D.

Anna Lysakowski, Ph.D., serves on the Research Committee of the American Hearing Research Foundation.

Dr. Lysakowski is currently Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Lysakowski has served as a regular member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) IFCN-6 Study Section and on NASA and National Science Foundation review panels.  She received the R.R. Benseley Award for Outstanding Cell Biology Research, has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and is a NIH and NASA grant recipient.

Dr. Lysakowski belongs to several professional organizations, including Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Society for Neuroscience (SFN), American Association of Anatomists (AAA), American Physiological Society, Bárány Society, and American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology.  She has served on the ARO Program Committee, as an officer and board member for the Chicago Chapter of SFN, and on several committees for AAA, including Educational Affairs Committee, Educational Outreach Grant Awards Committee, and Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award Committee.

Dr. Lysakowski holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received additional training at University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.  Her research interests include vestibular and cochlear peripheral anatomy, physiology, development, and efferent innervation.