Hearing Health Foundation

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The Consortium

hrpThis top-tier team of research professionals knows that pooling their talents will accelerate the timeline to a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.

Peter Bar-Gillespie Ph.D.

Scientific Director, Hearing Restoration Project - Professor of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University

Studying mechano-electrical transduction by hair cells, the sensory cells of the inner ear.

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John Brigande, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University

Developing methods to control gene expression in the inner ear; identifying genes critical for development of the ear.

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Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D.

Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Discovering and characterizing the molecular signaling factors responsible for the development of the mammalian inner ear.

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Albert Edge, Ph.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

Researching stem cells and the basic mechanisms of cellular repair in the nervous system; studying the loss of sensory cells in the inner ear that result in deafness due to excessive noise, drugs, disease, or aging.

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Andy Groves, Ph.D.

Professor of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

Using the inner ear as a model system to address fundamental questions in developmental biology and regeneration; using chick embryology and mouse genetics to address these problems.

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Stefan Heller, Ph.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

Developing solutions for reversing sensory hair cell loss in the mammalian cochlea using stem cell-based approaches.

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Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Identifying targets for prevention of age and noise/ototoxic induced hearing loss and developing tools for sharing and presenting gene expression data.

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Michael Lovett, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Systems Biology, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Applying genomics to hair cell regeneration in the inner ear

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Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D.

Associate Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Determining how the zebrafish inner ear induces hair cell regeneration.

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David Raible, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Structure, University of Washington

Examining how neural crest cells, like those in the zebrafish lateral line, develop.

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