Castellanos_Irina_460x460Department of Otolaryngology
4000 Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212

Irina.Castellanos@osumc.edu

Irina Castellanos, PhD, assistant professor, joined the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in March 2016. Dr. Castellanos received her PhD in developmental science from Florida International University, where she was trained in multisensory perception. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she focused on how neurocognitive systems are impacted by a period of early auditory deprivation in deaf children who use cochlear implants (CIs) as a treatment for profound deafness. Dr. Castellanos' research seeks to explain how underlying neurocognitive processes (in particular, executive functions) regulate and contribute to the large individual differences observed in outcomes following cochlear implantation.

Education

PhD: Developmental science, Florida International University, 2011
MS: Developmental science, Florida International University, 2007
BA: Psychology, Florida International University, 2004

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 - 2016: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (TL1 TR001107), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • 2012 - 2014: Speech, Hearing and Sensory Communication Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (T32 DC000012), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • 2011: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
  • 2006 - 2011: Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Fellowship (R25 GM061347), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • 2006: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
  • 2005 - 2006: Graduate Student Scholarship, Florida International University
  • 2004: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award, International Society on Infant Studies
  • 2004: Cum Laude Graduate, Florida International University
  • 2003: Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience (PRIME) Fellowship, American Psychological Association (APA)

Academic Appointments

  • 2016 - present: Assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head nad Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University
  • 2014 - 2016: NIH/NCATS postdoctoral research trainee, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • 2012 - 2014: NIH/NIDCD postdoctoral research trainee, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • 2006 - 2011: NIH/NIGMS predoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychology, Florida International University