Suhrud M. Rajguru, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology

Assistant Vice Provost for Research Workforce Development, University of Miami
Director, University of Miami CTSI Workforce Development

Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terrace (R-48)
Miami, FL 33136


Research Interests

Areas Of Research



Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Miami, Research Health Scientist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and founder and Chief Scientific Officer of RestorEar Devices, LLC. The NeuroTherapeutics group led by Dr. Rajguru carries out research with translational focus on characterization, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and balance dysfunction. He has fostered close interdisciplinary collaborations with community partners (firefighters, patients), neurotologists, audiologists, engineers, and scientists, carrying our preclinical and clinical studies focused on noise and blast-induced hearing and balance loss, cochlear implantation, vestibular disorders, therapeutic hypothermia and neuroprotection. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, is named inventor on issued patents and is an entrepreneur-scientist intent on delivering medical devices and therapeutics grounded in research to benefit human health. This research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Small Business grants from NIDCD, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, UM U-LINK, and industry partners. He is actively engaged in the education and mentoring of trainees across multiple disciplines.

NeuroTherapeutics Lab

Our research is focused on characterizing, diagnosing and treating disorders and traumas that affect the inner ear functions of hearing and balance. Recent preclinical and clinical work in the NeuroTherapeutics group is focused on medical devices including cochlear and vestibular implantation, infrared neural stimulation, noise- and blast-induced hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction, and applications of mild therapeutic hypothermia for protection and preservation of neural substrate and functions.

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News Stories

New NIH Grant Supports Innovative Approach to Cochlear Implant Surgery – Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report (February 2021)

New Neural Engineering Grants Support Innovative Brain, Spinal Cord Studies (March 2023)

AHRF Announces 2021 Scientific Grants – American Hearing Research Foundation (2021)

4th Annual Neural Engineering Symposium (November 2020)

Cooling the Nervous System (November 2018)

Featured Publications

1) Snapp HA, Schaefer Solle N, Millet B, Rajguru SM. Subclinical Hearing Deficits in Noise-Exposed Firefighters. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Sep 3;19(17):11028. doi: 10.3390/ijerph191711028. PMID: 36078744

2) Rachele S, Tamames I, Yahn SL, Choi JS, Lee JK, King C, Rajguru SM. Mild therapeutic hypothermia protects against inflammatory and proapoptotic processes in the rat model of cochlear implant trauma. Hearing Research, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2022.108680

3) Dugan EA, Bennett C, Tamames I, et al. Therapeutic hypothermia reduces cortical inflammation associated with Utah array implants J Neural Eng. 2020; Apr 29;17(2):026035. [PMID: 32240985] PMC8259230.

4)  Bennett, C; Mohammed F, Alvarez-Ciara A, Nguyen M, Dietrich WD, Rajguru SM, Streit W and Prasad A. (2019) Neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in acute Utah electrode array implants and the effect of deferoxamine as an iron chelator on acute foreign body response. Biomaterials. 2019 Jan, 188:144-159. [PMID: 30343257] PMCID: PMC6300159.

5)  Tamames I, King C, Bas E, Dietrich WD, Telischi F and Rajguru SM (2016) A cool approach to reducing electrode-induced trauma: Localized therapeutic hypothermia conserves residual hearing in cochlear implantation. Hear Res. May 31, 339:32-39. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2016.05.015.





  • Association of the Research in Otolaryngology
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Barany Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society