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Carolyn O. Dirain, PhD

ojanodirainResearch Associate Scientist
Scientific Research Manager

 

Research Interests

  • Aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity
  • Mitochondrial disorder-associated hearing loss
  • Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis with labyrinthine injury
  • Xylitol’s mechanism of action in preventing recurrent AOM
  • Microbial ecology of the middle ear in health and disease

Academic Office

  • Phone: (352) 273-5199
  • Fax: (352) 392-6781

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Education

2007 – 2009 Post-doctoral Training
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2002 – 2006 PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2000 – 2002 M.S., Poultry Science (Nutrition)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
1993 – 1997 B.S. Agriculture, major in Animal Science (Nutrition),
University of the Philippines
Cum Laude and top student in graduating class

Academic Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture
  • Poultry Science Association
  • World’s Poultry Science Association
  • Southern Poulty Science Society

Honors & Awards

2007 Aubrey E. Harvey Graduate Research Award from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (The international honor society of scientific and engineering research)
2007 Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Distinguished Ph.D. Scholar Award
2006 Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award (only one Alltech Award is given out each year and the candidate must have won previously in their respective section). International Poultry Sci. Forum, Atlanta, GA.
2005 Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture) 1st Place Award for Student Research Presentation
2005 Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award, (only one Alltech Award is given out each year and the candidate must have won previously in their respective section). International Poultry Sci. Forum, Atlanta, GA.
2004 Poultry Science Graduate Assoc. Certificate of Excellence for Best Graduate Student Research Presentation
2004 Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture) 2nd Place Award for Student Research Presentation
2004 Achievement Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research Presentation, International Poultry Scientific Forum
2004 University of Arkansas Center of Excellence for Poultry Science Travel Award for Best Graduate Student Research Presentation
2003 Poultry Science Graduate Assoc. Certificate of Excellence for Best Graduate Student Research Presentation
2003 Achievement Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research Presentation, International Poultry Scientific Forum
2003 University of Arkansas Center of Excellence for Poultry Science Travel Award for Best Graduate Student Research Presentation
2002 University of Arkansas Center of Excellence for Poultry Science Travel Award for Best Student Research Presentation
2002 Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture) 1st Place Award for Graduate Student Research Presentation
2002 Poultry Science Graduate Assoc. Thomas Sullivan Travel Award
1997 Cum Laude University of the Philippines
1997 Gold Medal Awardee, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture

Publications

Presentations