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Alec Salt and Jared Hartsock Join Turner Scientific, LLC

JACKSONVILLE, Il.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turner Scientific, a world leader in nonclinical hearing research, is pleased to announce that Alec Salt, Ph.D., has joined its research team as Director of Cochlear Pharmacokinetics. Dr. Salt was previously a research scientist at Washington University in St. Louis for 37 years where he held the position of Professor of Otolaryngology. Also joining Turner Scientific is Jared Hartsock, Dr. Salt’s experienced assistant from Washington University. Mr. Hartsock will hold the position of Research Scientist and Assistant Director of Cochlear Surgery.

“We’re thrilled to have Alec and Jared join our team,” said Turner Scientific’s Chief Scientific Officer and founder, Jeremy Turner, PhD. “They bring decades of highly specialized scientific expertise in cochlear pharmacokinetics, drug delivery to the ear, and cochlear implant device development.”

Dr. Salt is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of cochlear fluid dynamics and delivery of drugs to the inner ear. With well over 100 published journal articles and over 170 presentations at international meetings, Dr. Salt has made innumerable contributions to the understanding of inner ear physiology and methods for treating inner ear disorders. He also developed the FluidSim computer program that is used to simulate drug dispersion in the ear, an invaluable tool for the interpretation of inner ear pharmacokinetic measurements. “I am excited to work with Dr. Turner and the entire staff at Turner Scientific,” said Dr. Salt. “I am confident that our combined experience will position Turner Scientific as an international center for the development of drug therapies for the ear. It will accelerate the process of drug development for hearing disorders that the group has been pioneering for several years.”

Dr. Salt will assume a leadership role in planning and executing nonclinical studies involving inner ear treatments for hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders, as well as the assessment and refinement of cochlear implants and other devices targeting the inner ear. Mr. Hartsock provides extensive experience of nonclinical surgical techniques for cochlear drug delivery and implantable devices, as well as the latest techniques for reliable inner ear fluid sampling.

About Turner Scientific

Turner Scientific is a nonclinical contract research organization specializing in auditory sciences. The company serves biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical sponsors, and academic labs by offering pharmacokinetic measurements combined with behavioral audiometry, tinnitus testing, auditory brainstem response and DPOAE testing, cytocochleograms, ribbon synapse analysis, cochlear explant studies, and other auditory testing methods. Turner Scientific leverages its expertise in animal models of hearing to provide consultancy and monitoring services to minimize the confounding influences of noise, vibration, temperature, humidity, and light levels in research facilities.


David Hicks, M.D.
Turner Scientific, LLC
Office: 217-602-0306

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Last Updated: 01-Nov-2021