Our Team

Taha A. Jan

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jan is a surgeon-scientist with an interest in developmental and regenerative biology of the inner ear with the ultimate goal of translating discoveries in the laboratory to therapies in the clinic and operating room. 

Dr. Jan is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology who is a board-certified Otologist, Neurotologist, and Skull Base Surgeon. He graduated with a bachelor's in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University prior to attending medical school at Stanford University. He then went onto residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Program in Boston. Dr. Jan completed the Stanford University Clinician Scientist Training Program, a T32 postdoctoral research fellowship followed by Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery clinical fellowship. He was an Assistant Professor at UCSF for 2 years prior to joining VUMC in July 2022. 

Sushobhan Biswas
Postdoctoral Scholar

Abel David
UCSF Otolaryngology Resident

Angela Ling
UMass Medical Student

Macey Soltis
Research Assistant II

Ruiqi Zhou
Data Science Institute

Lab Alumni

Han Yin
UCSF Medical Student

Sarah Easow
Junior Specialist

Yasmin Eltawil
UCSF Medical Student

Ryan Murphy
(Summer 2021)
Albert Einstein Medical Student

Lab Events 

Lab dinner - June 2022 - UCSF

Lab dinner - June 2022 - UCSF

Abel David presenting at the AAO-HNS September 2022

Abel David wins best resident research presentation award - UCSF - June 2022