Dr Barrese is a board certified Otolaryngologist and fellowship trained
pediatric otolaryngologist. During his free time he enjoys traveling,
live music, and is a reef aquarium enthusiast.
Post Graduate Training
(2011-2012) Children’s Hospital Boston: Fellow in Pediatric Otolaryngology
(2006-2011) USC + LAC Medical Center: Resident in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Research Experience & Publications
2010 - Barrese JL, Lau S, Chen BT, Maghami E. Nonparotid parapharyngeal oncocytoma:
A case report and literature review. Head Neck. 2010 Jun;32(6):800-5.
2006 - Barrese, J. and Lysakowski A. (2006) Improved Method For Preparing Flattened
Whole-Surface Mounts Of Cristae Sensory Epithelium For Use In The Study
Of Peripheral Vestibular Efferent Projections, ARO 29th Midwinter Mtg. Abst.
2005-2006 - Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Dr. Anna Lysakowski,
Efferent innervation pattern of the peripheral vestibular sensory organs
in chinchillas. Requisite techniques include: anterograde tracing of efferent
projections with stereotactic injection of labeled tracer into efferent
brainstem nuclei, performing neurosurgical brainstem midline incisions
to isolate contralateral from ipsilateral projecting efferent fibers,
microscopic cranial dissection to harvest peripheral vestibular sensory
organs (crista and otolithic) and brainstem, microscopic microdissection
of crista to remove excess stroma to facilitate flattening of organ in
order to slide-mount for proper visualization of sensory epithelium, computer
and microscopic analysis of sensory epithelium to map terminal efferent
Summer 2000 - Thesis Dissertation for M.S. In Pharmacology, Tulane University, New
Orleans, LA, Dr. Paul Guth, Ph.D. (advisor)
Exploring Allosteric Inhibition Of alpha9 nACh Receptors By Opioids In
Hair Cells. A literature-based review exploring the novel finding of morphine
inhibiting vestibular efferent nACh receptors, an exploration of allosteric
theory, and a proposal for a hypothetical experiment to further characterize
the nature of this unexpected antagonistic effect.