Lawrence R. Lustig
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco, USA
  • Neuroscience
Personal information


M.D. in University of California San Francisco, 1992

Current position

Francis A. Sooy MD Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Division chief of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery; Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery University of California San Francisco. His research focuses on the molecular biology of hearing, with an emphasis on auditory hair cell physiology and cochlear gene therapy.

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Park, S. N., Back, S. A., Park, K. H., Seo, J. H., Noh, H. I., Akil, O., Lustig, L. R. and Yeo, S. W. (2013). Comparison of functional and morphologic characteristics of mice models of noise-induced hearing loss. Auris Nasus Larynx 40(1): 11-17.
  2. Akil, O., Seal, R. P., Burke, K., Wang, C., Alemi, A., During, M., Edwards, R. H. and Lustig, L. R. (2012). Restoration of hearing in the VGLUT3 knockout mouse using virally mediated gene therapy. Neuron 75(2): 283-293.
  3. Friedmann, D. R., Amoils, M., Germiller, J. A., Lustig, L. R., Glastonbury, C. M., Pramanik, B. K. and Lalwani, A. K. (2012). Venous malformations of the temporal bone are a common feature in CHARGE syndrome. Laryngoscope 122(4): 895-900.
  4. Akil, O. and Lustig, L. R. (2012). Severe vestibular dysfunction and altered vestibular innervation in mice lacking prosaposin. Neurosci Res 72(4): 296-305.
  5. Lustig, L. R. and Akil, O. (2012). Cochlear gene therapy. Curr Opin Neurol 25(1): 57-60.
  6. Park, S. N., Back, S. A., Choung, Y. H., Kim, H. L., Akil, O., Lustig, L. R., Park, K. H. and Yeo, S. W. (2011). alpha-Synuclein deficiency and efferent nerve degeneration in the mouse cochlea: a possible cause of early-onset presbycusis. Neurosci Res 71(3): 303-310.
  7. Del Signore, A., Murr, A. H., Lustig, L. R., Platt, M. P., Jalisi, S., Pratt, L. W. and Spiegel, J. H. (2011). Claim validity of print advertisements found in otolaryngology journals. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 137(8): 746-750.
  8. Chang, J. L., Brauer, D. S., Johnson, J., Chen, C. G., Akil, O., Balooch, G., Humphrey, M. B., Chin, E. N., Porter, A. E., Butcher, K., Ritchie, R. O., Schneider, R. A., Lalwani, A., Derynck, R., Marshall, G. W., Marshall, S. J., Lustig, L. and Alliston, T. (2010). Tissue-specific calibration of extracellular matrix material properties by transforming growth factor-beta and Runx2 in bone is required for hearing. EMBO Rep 11(10): 765-771.
  9. More, S. S., Akil, O., Ianculescu, A. G., Geier, E. G., Lustig, L. R. and Giacomini, K. M. (2010). Role of the copper transporter, CTR1, in platinum-induced ototoxicity. J Neurosci 30(28): 9500-9509.
  10. Posner, D., Scott, A., Polite, C. and Lustig, L. R. (2010). External magnet displacement in cochlear implants: causes and management. Otol Neurotol 31(1): 88-93.
  11. Mong, S., Goldberg, A. N. and Lustig, L. R. (2009). Fallopian canal meningocele: report of two cases. Otol Neurotol 30(4): 525-528.
  12. Hwang, H. S., Glastonbury, C. M., Grenert, J. P. and Lustig, L. R. (2009). Expansile bone cyst and cholesteatoma of the temporal bone. Otol Neurotol 30(2): 170-173.
  13. Akil, O., Weber, C. M., Park, S. N., Ninkina, N., Buchman, V. and Lustig, L. R. (2008). Localization of synucleins in the mammalian cochlea. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 9(4): 452-463.
  14. Osman, A. A., Schrader, A. D., Hawkes, A. J., Akil, O., Bergeron, A., Lustig, L. R. and Simmons, D. D. (2008). Muscle-like nicotinic receptor accessory molecules in sensory hair cells of the inner ear. Mol Cell Neurosci 38(2): 153-169.
  15. Seal, R. P., Akil, O., Yi, E., Weber, C. M., Grant, L., Yoo, J., Clause, A., Kandler, K., Noebels, J. L., Glowatzki, E., Lustig, L. R. and Edwards, R. H. (2008). Sensorineural deafness and seizures in mice lacking vesicular glutamate transporter 3. Neuron 57(2): 263-275.
  16. Lustig, L. R., Sciubba, J. and Holliday, M. J. (2007). Chondrosarcomas of the skull base and temporal bone. J Laryngol Otol 121(8): 725-735.
  17. Spankovich, C. and Lustig, L. R. (2007) Resotration of Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential in Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Otol Neurotol 28(4):566-9.
  18. Akil, O., Chang, J., Hiel, H., Kong, J. H., Yi, E., Glowatzki, E. and Lustig, L. R. (2006). Progressive deafness and altered cochlear innervation in knock-out mice lacking prosaposin. J Neurosci 26(50): 13076-13088.
  19. Lustig, L. R. (2006). Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor structure and function in the efferent auditory system. Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 288(4): 424-434.
  20. Lustig, L. R., Yeagle, J., Driscoll, C. L., Blevins, N., Francis, H. and Niparko, J. K. (2006). Cochlear implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 and bilateral vestibular schwannoma. Otol Neurotol 27(4): 512-518.
  21. Lee, D. J., Lustig, L., Sampson, M., Chinnici, J. and Niparko, J. K. (2005). Effects of cytomegalovirus (CMV) related deafness on pediatric cochlear implant outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133(6): 900-905.
  22. Waldman, E. H. and Lustig, L. R. (2005). Sir Charles Alfred Ballance: contributions to otology and neurotology. Otol Neurotol 26(5): 1073-1082.
  23. Limb, C. J., Francis, H. F., Lustig, L. R., Niparko, J. K. and Jammal, H. (2005). Benign positional vertigo after cochlear implantation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132(5): 741-745.
  24. Streubel, S. O. and Lustig, L. R. (2005). Cochlear implantation in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132(5): 735-740.
  25. Waldman, E. H., Desantis, E., Lustig, L. R. and Tunkel, D. E. (2005). Pathology quiz case. Diagnosis: Glial choristoma of the middle ear. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 131(4): 363-364.