Ongoing Research Support

NIH Research Project Grant (R01DC016066)

Roles of the Synapse in Hair-Cell Pathology


The goal of this research is to understand how pathological changes at the hair-cell synapse stemming from excessive noise exposure ultimately contribute to sensorineural hearing loss.


Action on Hearing Loss International Grant  

Identifying Novel Therapies to Promote Nerve Regeneration and Hair-Cell Nerve Reinnervation

03/01/17 – 3/01/20

The goal of this project is to identify compounds that may promote cochlear nerve regeneration and hair-cell reinnervation by performing a large-scale drug screen for modulators of lateral-line organ regeneration in zebrafish.