Donald M. Caspary, Ph.D., joined the faculty in pharmacology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1972. (Note: He is currently professor of pharmacology and a Southern Illinois University Distinguished Scholar.
Caspary completed a fellowship with the National Institute of Neurological and Communication Disorders and Stroke at the State University of New York at Albany (1972). He earned his doctoral degree at New York University in New York City (1971), his master’s at Syracuse University (1968) and his bachelor’s at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1965).
Caspary is a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society for Neuroscience, Association for Research in Otolaryngology and the scientific research society Sigma Xi. He received the Sigma Xi Kaplan Research Award (2005).
His research is focused on age-related hearing loss, central sensory plasticity and tinnitus, and sensory pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and neurochemistry. He has served as principal investigator on more than 30 research grants funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, American Tinnitus Association, the National Institute on Aging and the Deafness Research Foundation. He is the author of more than 70 journal articles and 15 book chapters.