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EMBO Member

Karen B. Avraham

University, Tel Aviv | Israel

EMBO 2001 | CouC 08–11 | Council 16–18 | Council 19–21

Gene discovery and expression in the auditory system

The challenge in auditory science is to determine how a pathogenic variant in a gene or regulatory element can cause the entire auditory system to fail. Our group is identifying the genes that lead to hearing loss and studying how regulation of gene expression govern the pathways that determine inner ear function. We are also examining how alterations in regulation, on a genetic and epigenetic level, contribute to the pathology of deafness.

Keywords: Mammalian genetics / mouse models / microRNAs / inner ear / deafness

Subject area(s): Genomic & Computational Biology | Molecular Medicine | Neuroscience