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Suhrud Rajguru

Associate Professor College of EngineeringBiomedical 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, B.E. in Biomedical Engineering (2000)


    • University of Miami, Associate Professor. Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology (2017 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Graduate Faculty. Department of Physiology and Biophysics (2015 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology (2011 - 2017)
    • 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

    • Mohammed, F., Álvarez-Ciara, A., Nguyen, M. A., Dietrich, W. D., Rajguru, S. M., Streit, W. J., (2019).Neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in acute Utah electrode array implants and the effect of deferoxamine as an iron chelator on acute foreign body response.. Biomaterials, 188, 144-159.
    • Kurz, M., Lyden, P., Lundbye, J., Rajguru, S. M. (2018).Local to Systemic Use of Hypothermia. THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA AND TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT.
    • Jiang, W., Rajguru, S. M. (2018).Eye Movements Evoked by Pulsed Infrared Radiation of the Rat Vestibular System.. Annals of biomedical engineering, 46, 1406-1418.
    • Rincon, S., Singh, J., Matthewman, C., Pasos, J., Rajguru, S. M. (2018).Pulsed infrared releases Ca<sup>2+</sup> from the endoplasmic reticulum of cultured spiral ganglion neurons.. Journal of neurophysiology, 120, 509-524.
    • Tamames, I., King, C., Rajguru, S. M. (2017).Theoretical Evaluation and Experimental Validation of Localized Therapeutic Hypothermia Application to Preserve Residual Hearing After Cochlear Implantation.. Ear and hearing.
    • Rajguru, S. M. (2017).Effectiveness in Rehabilitation of Current Wireless CROS Technology in Experienced Bone-Anchored Implant Users.. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 38, 1397-1404.
    • Holt, F. D., Rajguru, S. M. (2017).Comparison of Speech-in-Noise and Localization Benefits in Unilateral Hearing Loss Subjects Using Contralateral Routing of Signal Hearing Aids or Bone-Anchored Implants.. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 38, 11-18.
    • Greenberg, J. M., Lumbreras, V., Rajguru, S. M., (2016).Neural Crest Stem Cells Can Differentiate to a Cardiomyogenic Lineage with an Ability to Contract in Response to Pulsed Infrared Stimulation.. Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods, 22, 982-990.
    • Tamames, I., King, C., Bas, E., Dietrich, W. D., Rajguru, S. M. (2016).A cool approach to reducing electrode-induced trauma: Localized therapeutic hypothermia conserves residual hearing in cochlear implantation.. Hearing research, 339, 32-9.
    • 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.
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