Maryanna Owoc, PhD

Education & Training

  • Worcester State University, BS, 2014
  • University of Pittsburgh, PhD, 2022

Representative Publications

Reitz, KM, Terhorst, L, Smith, CN, Campwala, IK, Owoc, MS, Downs-Canner, SM, Diego, EJ, Switzer, GE, Rosengart, MR, Myers, SP. Healthcare providers’ perceived support from their organization is associated with lower burnout and anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Plos One. 2021 Nov 19. PMID: 34797847, PMCID: PMC8604356  

Baddour K, Fadel M, Zhao M, Corcoran M, Owoc MS, Thomas TH, Sabik LM, Nilsen ML, Ferris RL, Mady LJ. The cost of cure: Examining objective and subjective financial toxicity in head and neck cancer survivors. Head Neck. 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34235804

Mady LJ, Lyu L, Owoc MS, Peddada SD, Thomas TH, Sabik LM, Johnson JT, Nilsen ML. Understanding financial toxicity in head and neck cancer survivors. Oral Oncology. 2019 Aug. PMID: 31345389

Research Interests

Broadly speaking I’m interested in restoring neural function after trauma. My thesis research primarily investigated noise induced pathology in the inferior colliculus. These projects included characterizing the survival and integration of transplanted inhibitory precursor cells in the inferior colliculus. Additionally, we investigated how transplantation of inhibitory precursor cells affects auditory behavior.

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Career Advisor

Joseph Losee, MD

Thesis Advisor

Karl Kandler, PhD
Srivatsun Sadagopan, PhD

Graduate Program

Dissertation Title

Using inhibitory precursor cell transplantation to investigate the role of inhibition in noise-induced pathology of the inferior colliculus



Training Period

2015 - Present

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