Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program

Shearer,Eliot

Eliot Shearer

Hometown

Athens, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution

Ohio University Honors Tutorial College
Major: Biological Sciences

Medical School

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Honors

  • CCOM Medical Student Government, Student Education Chair, 7/2009-6/2010
  • James D. Smith Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology, awarded for presentation at CCOM Medical Student Research Day, 8/2008
  • CCOM Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (twice), summer of 2007 and summer of 2008
  • Graduated Cum laude from Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University 6/2007
  • Ohio University Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund, grant to fund thesis research, 10/2007
  • First place undergraduate biology research, Ohio University Research and Creativity Fair, 5/2005
  • Ohio University Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund, grant to fund research, 10/2004

Publications

Hildebrand MS, Gandolfo L, Shearer AE, Webster JA, Jensen M, Kimberling WJ, Stephan D, Huygen PL, Smith RJ, Bahlo M. A novel mutation in COCH-implications for genotype-phenotype correlations in DFNA9 hearing loss. Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug 30.

Kimberling WJ, Hildebrand MS, Shearer AE, Jensen ML, Halder JA, Trzupek K, Cohn ES, Weleber RG, Stone EM, Smith RJ. Frequency of Usher syndrome in two pediatric populations: Implications for genetic screening of deaf and hard of hearing children. Genet Med. 2010 Aug;12(8):512-6.

Shearer AE, Hildebrand MS, Webster JA, Kahrizi K, Meyer N, Khadijeh J, Arzhanginy S, Kimberling W, Bahlo M, Smith RJ., Najmabadi H. Mutations in the MyTH4 domain of MYO15A are a common cause of DFNB3 hearing loss. Laryngoscope, 119 (4): 727-733, 2009.

Gutierrez-Rodriguez C, Shearer AE, Morris MR, De Queiroz K. Phylogeography and monophyly of the swordtail fish species Xiphophorus birchmanni (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae). Zoologica Scripta, 37 (2): 129-139, 2008.

Presentations

Shearer A.E., Hildebrand M.S., Smith R.J.H., “Investigation of the genetic cause of autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss,” University of Iowa CCOM Research Day, August 2008 – Oral Presentation.

Shearer A.E., Kusner D.J., “Sphingosine kinase activity is integral to monocyte adhesion and motility,” Medical Student Research Day, University of Iowa CCOM Research Day, August 2007 – Poster Presentation.

Shearer A.E., Loucks A.B., “Low energy availability impairs bone formation similarly in older adolescent and young adult women,” Endocrine Society 89th Annual Meeting in Toronto, June 2007 – Poster Presentation.

Shearer A.E., Loucks A.B., “Bone formation is impaired by low energy availability in both older adolescent and young adult women,” Ohio University Research and Creativity Fair, May 2007 – Poster Presentation.

Shearer A.E., Gutierrez-Rodriguez C., Morris M.R., “Phylogeography of swordtail Xiphophorus birchmanni reveals possible cryptic species,” Ohio University Research and Creativity Fair, May 2005 – Poster Presentation.

Mentor(s)

Richard J.H. Smith, MD
Sterba Hearing Research Professor; Director-Molecular Otolaryngology Research Laboratories; Vice Chair-Department of Otolaryngology; Professor of Otolaryngology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine - Division of Nephrology

Projects

New sequencing technologies for genetic diagnosis of hereditary hearing loss

Contact Information

Contact Eliot Shearer with questions about the Doris Duke Fellowship at the University of Iowa