Jun Shen, Ph.D.
Brigham & Women's
Knowing the genetic cause of hearing loss allows early diagnosis before the onset of noticeable symptoms. It also informs the choice of optimal management plans, and predicts risks for relatives including future babies. Dr. Shen aims to identify novel hearing loss genes by studying three large families with hereditary hearing loss from an isolated population. The discovery of novel genes will increase knowledge, enable early diagnosis, and ultimately lead to improved patient care.