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The hair cells of the inner ear transmit electrical impulses to the brain, conveying information required for hearing and balance. In a seminar titled, “A Novel Gene Family Required for Sensory Transduction in Hair Cells of the Mammalian Inner Ear” Jeffrey Holt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School will speak about his latest research identifying molecular components required for inner ear function, and their implications on the etiology of related disorders. The seminar will be held on Friday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Eccles Institute of Human Genetics (EIHG), 1st floor auditorium. All are welcome to attend.
Petr Tvrdik, research associate in the Capecchi Lab, earned a perfect score from the National Institutes of Health on his proposal to develop cutting edge tools for researching novel roles of glial – neuronal interactions in development of brain diseases such as epilepsy, OCD, and Parkinson’s disease. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the Brain Institute’s Neuronal Dynamics Lab and Laboratory for Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Epilepsy. “This collaboration brings together great strengths on campus, excellence in mouse genetics and outstanding expertise in neurophysiology and engineering,” says Tvrdik. READ MORE