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Rob Patuzzi

Dr Robert Patuzzi

Honorary Research Fellow
Adjunct and Honorary Staff (School of Human Sciences)

Contact details
Adjunct and Honorary Staff (School of Human Sciences)
The University of Western Australia (M309)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 1422
+61 8 6488 1025
Room 2.09, Physiology Building, Perth campus
BE PhD W.Aust.
Dr Robert Patuzzi completed a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Honours at UWA. Having taken some units in physiology and biochemistry as an undergraduate, he decided to research auditory biophysics for his PhD. After a short stint working in Germany, Dr Patuzzi returned to UWA to continue his research in auditory physiology. As well as discovering the basic cause of deafness, Dr Patuzzi established the Masters of Clinical Audiology at UWA in 2000.
Key research
Dr Patuzzi’s key research area is fundamental hearing mechanisms in various species, ranging from crickets to humans. He is also interested in the neuroscience of how the brain controls breathing in rhinitis (hay fever), sleep apnea and asthma.
Current projects include the regulation of cellular mechanisms in the inner ear, including mathematical modeling in both human and animal models. Dr Patuzzi is also responsible for coordinating 20 research projects through the Masters of Clinical Audiology program, which has produced over 80 completed research projects so far.
Dr Catherine McMahon, Macquarie University, Sydney
Dr Greg O’Beirne, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Industrial relevance
Widex Australia
PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
NEUR3310 Neuroscience
Unit Co-ordinator for Masters of Clinical Audiology

Dr Patuzzi also supervises the following PhD Students:
Nashrah Maamor
Nor Haniza Abdul Wahat
Helen Goulios
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