Research Areas

Vestibular Physiology Laboratory

Dr. Wu Zhou is professor and director of research in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences. He has been on the otolaryngology faculty since 1999.

Dr. Zhou’s research examines the neural mechanisms of sensorimotor transformation in the vestibular system. In particular, he studies how the cortical and subcortical brain structures generate compensatory eye movements to stabilize gaze during active and passive head movements. In collaboration with Dr. Hong Zhu and Dr. William Mustain, Dr. Zhou is investigating the neural mechanisms underlying vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP).

Ongoing research support

  • Multiplicative Computation in Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR)