Genomics of deafness
The GIF grant has begun
Our GIF grant on "Function of microRNAs in the peripheral and central auditory system” with Prof Hans Gerd Nothwang has begun!
Main research interests of our lab
A major goal in auditory science is to understand how the cells of the inner ear develop to provide the exquisite precision of hearing.
The auditory system collects sounds and transforms their mechanical forces into an electrical signal that functions throughout our lifetime.
At a molecular level, the interactions of DNA, RNA and proteins of the auditory system orchestrate a remarkable feat that is summarized in our ability to hear. The challenge in auditory science is to determine which and how a pathogenic variant in a gene or regulatory element can cause the entire hearing system to fail.
Genes that lead to hearing loss
What are the genes that lead to hearing loss and how are they involved in normal function of the inner ear?
Regulation of gene expression
How does regulation of gene expression determine inner ear function on a genetic and epigenetic level?
Genome-wide identification and expression profiling of long non-coding RNAs in auditory and vestibular systems
Insights into inner ear-specific gene regulation: Epigenetics and non-coding RNAs in inner ear development and regeneration.
Doetzlhofer A, Avraham KB.
Prof. Karen B. Avraham
Dr. Zippora (Zippi) Brownstein
Amal Abu Raayan
Dr. Amiel Dror
Prathamesh Thangaraj Nadar Ponniah
Dr. Nofrat Schwartz
Dr. Ruth Yusovich
The GIF grant has begun!
Our GIF grant on “Function of microRNAs in the peripheral and central auditory system” with Prof Hans Gerd Nothwang has begun!
Mor Bordeynik Cohen top E-posters at ILANIT2017
Congratulation to Mor Bordeynik Cohen on selected among the top 20 E-posters by all voting ILANIT 2017 participants on her poster The Transcription Factor ATOH1 and its Association with Deafness in Humans.
lncRNA paper published in Scientific Reports
congratulations kathy on publishing: Genome-wide identification and expression profiling of long non- coding RNAs in auditory and vestibular systems
Amal Abu-Rayyan, ASHG Travel Fellowship
Congratulations to Amal Abu-Rayyan being awarded an ASHG Travel Fellowship!
A fascinating journey
We use state-of-the-art imaging tools, including advanced confocal and elctron microscopy, to study the pathophysiology of hearing impairment as a result of genetic mutations.
PROF. KAREN B. AVRAHAMPrincipal Investigator Vice Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
HELEN BERMANAdministrative Assistant
Dept. of Human Molecular
Genetics & Biochemistry
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 6997801 Israel