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Suhrud M. Rajguru

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Suhrud M. Rajguru

Assistant Professor | College of Engineering | Biomedical Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-5434




Citizenship: India

Research Interests

Neuroprosthetics, Neural engineering, Neurophysiology


    • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT , Ph.D. in Bioengineering. (2006)
    • University of Mumbai, India, Other in Biomedical Engineering. (2000)


    • University of Miami, Graduate Faculty. Department of Physiology and Biophysics (2015 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology (2011 - Present)
    • Northwestern University, Research Assistant Professor. Department of Otolaryngology (2011)
    • University of Utah, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant. Department of Bioengineering (2000 - 2006)


  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Tan, X., Rajguru, S. M., Young, H., Xia, N., Richter, C. (2015).Radiant energy required for infrared neural stimulation. Scientific Reports, 5, 13273.
    • Tan, X., Young, H., Matic, A. I., Rajguru, S. M., Rajguru, C. (2015).Temporal Properties of Inferior Colliculus Neurons to Photonic Stimulation in the Cochlea. Physiological Reports, 3(8).
    • Cruz, V., Bas, E., Gupta, C., Rajguru, S. M. (2014).Pulsed Infrared Radiation Excites Cultured Neonatal Spiral and Vestibular Ganglion Neurons by Modulating Mitochondrial Calcium Cycling. Journal of Neurophysiology, 0.702777778, 1246-55.
    • Matic, A., Robinson, A. M., Young, H., Badofsky, B., Rajguru, S. M., Stock, S., Richter, C. (2013).Behavioral and electrophysiological responses evoked by chronic infrared neural stimulation of the cochlea. PLoS One, 8(3), 10-Jan.
    • Bas, E., Van De Water, T., Cruz, V. L., Rajguru, S. M., Goss, G., Hare, J. M., Goldstein, B. (2013).Adult human nasal mesenchymal-like stem cells restore cochlear spiral ganglion neurons after experimental lesion. Stem Cells and Development.
    • Goyal, V., Rajguru, S. M., Matic, A., Stock, S. R., Richter, C. (2012).Acute damage threshold for infrared neural stimulation of the cochlea: functional and histological evaluation. Anat Rec (Hoboken), 295(11), 1987-99.
    • Eshraghi, A. A., Nazarian, R., Telischi, F., Rajguru, S. M., Truy, E., Gupta, C. (2012).The cochlear implant: historical aspects and future prospects. Anat Rec (Hoboken), 295(11), 1967-80.
    • Moreno, L. E., Rajguru, S. M., Matic, A., Robinson, A., Hwang, M., Stock, S., Richter, C. (2011).Infrared neural stimulation: Beam path in the guinea pig cochlea. Hearing Research.
    • Rajguru, S. M., Richter, C., Matic, A., Holstein, G., Highstein, S., Dittami, G. M., Rabbitt, R. D. (2011).Infrared photostimulation of the crista ampullaris.. Journal of Physiology, 289, 1283-94.
    • Dittami, G., Rajguru, S. M., Lasher, R., Hitchcock, R., Rabbitt, R. D. (2011).Intracellular calcium transients evoked by pulsed infrared radiation in neonatal cardiomyocytes.. Journal of Physiology, 589, 1295-306.
    • Richter, C., Rajguru, S. M., Matic, A., Moreno, L. E., Fishman, A. J., Suh, E., Walsh, J. (2011).Spread of cochlear excitation during stimulation with pulsed infrared radiation: inferior colliculus measurements.. Journal of Neural Engineering, 8(5).
    • Rajguru, S. M., Matic, A., Robinson, A., Breen, J., Bradley, A., Fishman, A., Wells, J., Bendett, M., Richter, C. (2010).Optical cochlear implants: A study of safety and efficacy in cats.. Hearing Research, 269(1-2), 102-11.
    • Fetsch, C., Rajguru, S. M., Karunaratne, A., Yong, G., Angelaki, D. E., DeAngelis, G. (2010).Spatiotemporal Properties of Vestibular Responses in MSTd. Journal of Neurophysiology., 104(3), 1506-22.
    • Rajguru, S. M., Rabbitt, R. D. (2007).Afferent Responses During Experimentally Induced Semicircular Canalithiasis. Journal of Neurophysiology., 97(3), 2355-63.
    • Ifediba, M., Rajguru, S. M., Rabbitt, R. D. (2007).The Role of Three-canal Biomechanics in Angular Motion Transduction by the Human Vestibular Labyrinth.. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 35(7), 1247-63.
    • Rajguru, S. M., Ifediba, M., Rabbitt, R. D. (2005).Biomechanics of Horizontal Canal Type Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Journal of Vestibular Research, 15(3), 203-214.
    • Rajguru, S. M., Ifediba, M., Rabbitt, R. D. (2004).Three-dimensional Biomechanical Model of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.. Annals of Biomedical Engineering., 32(4), 831-846.
  • Book Chapters

    • Van De Water, T., Rajguru, S. M., Staecker, H., (2013). Genetic Signal Pathways that Control the Development of the Vestibular System and Clinical Correlates in Patients with Balance Disorders. Molecular Signaling of Mammalian Inner Ear Development -- Chapter: 6 (pp. 109-132). Nova Biomedical.
    • Rajguru, S. M., Matic, A. I., Richter, C., (2011). Optical Stimulation of Neurons. Laser Imaging and Manipulation in Cell Biology -- Chapter: 6 (pp. 99-108). Wiley-VCH.