Peter Dallos

Peter Dallos's research explores the mammalian ear's inner and outer hair cells. His lab has developed the now widely accepted idea that outer hair cells function as local amplifiers and are responsible for the ear's sensitivity and frequency selectivity. A few years ago Dallos and his research team identified the molecule prestin, a novel motor protein unique to outer hair cells that helps these cells amplify sound. His current research involves examining the properties of prestin and the influence of modifications in prestin on hearing in mice.


PhD Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
MS Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University
BS Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering, Technical University, Budapest

Recent Awards and Honors

2005 Hugh Knowles Prize
2004 Guyot Prize
2004 Honorary Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Peter Dallos

Emeritus Professor of Audiology, Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering;; John Evans Professor of Neuroscience, Neurobiology & Physiology


Communication Sciences and Disorders


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2240 Campus Drive, Room 2-248
Evanston , IL 60208-2952



Graduate Programs:

Communication Sciences and Disorders