Frances Meredith, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Travel Award, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2015)
  • Publication Funding Award, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library (2015)
  • Poster Presentation Award, NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop (2014)
  • Poster Presentation Award, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine (2011)

Research Interests

Dr. Meredith’s research focuses on understanding the roles that ion channels play in vestibular functioning. She uses patch clamp electrophysiology to record from vestibular hair cells and the primary afferent neurons that contact them. Studies include identification of regional and developmental differences in calyceal potassium and sodium currents and action potential firing patterns. Current research focuses on the role of sodium channels at the type I hair cell and calyx synapse using immunohistochemistry and patch clamp techniques.


  • Meredith FL, Rennie KJ. Dopaminergic Inhibition of Na( ) Currents in Vestibular Inner Ear Afferents. Front Neurosci. 2021;15:710321. PubMed PMID: 34580582
  • Meredith FL, Rennie KJ. Regional and Developmental Differences in Na( ) Currents in Vestibular Primary Afferent Neurons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2018;12:423. PubMed PMID: 30487736
  • Kirk ME, Meredith FL, Benke TA, Rennie KJ. AMPA receptor-mediated rapid EPSCs in vestibular calyx afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Jun 1;117(6):2312-2323. PubMed PMID: 28298303
  • Meredith FL, Rennie KJ. Zonal variations in K currents in vestibular crista calyx terminals. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Jan 1;113(1):264-76. PubMed PMID: 25343781
  • Meredith FL, Kirk ME, Rennie KJ. Kv1 channels and neural processing in vestibular calyx afferents. Front Syst Neurosci. 2015;9:85. PubMed PMID: 26082693

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Specialty Information

  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

General Information

Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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