Dr. Darlene Ketten
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Darlene Ketten is a marine scientist and neurophysiologist specializing in biomechanics of hearing and hearing loss. She received a B.A., Washington University (Biology; French); M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Biological Oceanography), and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Neuroanatomy, Behavioural Ecology; Experimental Radiology). She currently holds joint appointments as Professor of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University; Assistant Clinical Professor (PT), Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Scientist, WHOI Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility. Dr. Ketten has twenty-five years’ experience in auditory physiology, noise and blast trauma, and high resolution radiology. She has specialty accreditation in Neuroradiology, Veterinary Pathology, and Forensic Pathology and is a Fellow and designated Subject Matter Expert in Bioacoustics (ASA), Senior Fellow of the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDCD), Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and ISO working group member (Underwater Acoustics). Dr. Ketten has served on international and US Federal advisory boards and as a specialty panelist and expert witness for NIH, the National Academy of Sciences, the Marine Mammal Commission, NATO, NOAA, NIH, SACLANT, NIH/CDC on Cochlear Implants, CHABA on Blast Trauma, and EU Polar Research Policy Board, and has provided testimony and briefings for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and Pentagon staff.