The mission of the Nasal Physiology and Therapeutic Center is to study the interplay between nasal airflow, nasal obstruction, loss of smell and nasal sinus disease. 

Our objectives

Because the main physiological function of the nose is the passage of airflow, conditioning that airflow and sensing the odor within the flow (smell), it is important to understand one major question: How does the nose recognize and meet these functions? By exploring the answer, our aim is to better understand what causes nasal obstruction, leading to a better understanding of the nature of nasal sinus disease and ultimately optimizing treatments or surgical options for nasal sinus disease.

Our team

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Kai Zhao, PhD

Director, Nasal Physiology and Therapeutic Center

Associate Professor

Research profile

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Bradley Otto, MD

Director, Division of Rhinology

Associate Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile  Research profile

  • Zhenxing Wu
  • Kanghyun Kim
  • Barak Spector
  • Drew Mountain
  • Zachary Root
     
Our publications

Our publications

Current clinical trials, research studies and support

Current clinical trials, research studies and support

Contact us to learn more about our lab or make a referral

Email: Kai.Zhao@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-293-3857

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