Scientific Advisors

Prof. Stefan Plontke, MD

Prof. Plontke has worked in the field of preclinical and clinical hearing research for over 15 years. After gaining his professorship in 2009, Prof. Plontke became Head of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany in 2010. Previously, he was a senior clinician at the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat at the Eberhard Karls University Hospital in Tübingen and Head of Department at the Tübingen Hearing Research Centre where his research focused on the local application of drugs to the inner ear and inner ear pharmacokinetics.

Prof. Elizabeth Tietz

Prof. Tietz was Professor Emerita of Physiology & Pharmacology and Neurosciences at the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University in Toledo, Ohio where her research program focused on the synaptic mechanisms of benzodiazepine tolerance and physical dependence. Prof. Tietz studied Psychology at the University of Illinois and Biopsychology at Wayne State University, Detroit. She directed the College of Medicine Neurosciences Graduate Program. She also served on the Society for Neurosciences Program Committee. Throughout her career she served as a regular scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health among other US and international review groups.

Dr. Christoph Enzensperger, PD

Dr. Enzensperger is a Research Fellow (Privatdozent) in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Jena, Germany and acts as AudioCure’s advisor for synthesis and manufacturing. After gaining his PhD, his research has focused on ligand-target interaction and drug design with a special interest in G-protein coupled receptors, neuroprotection and epigenetic regulation of the energy metabolism. Dr. Enzensperger is a member of different European scientific research networks. He lectures on drug design, synthesis and analysis as well as medicinal chemistry and works in the field of targeted nanoparticles for a biotech company.