This 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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Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty Member, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Investigating integrated systems biology of hearing restoration

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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.

Associate 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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Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D.

R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan

Determining how to restore hair cells and hearing in deaf guinea pigs by injecting into the inner ear a gene that triggers the growth of hair cells during embryonic development.

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Neil Segil, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Broad/CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, University of Southern California

Studying development aspects of cell cycle regulation in relation to the inner ear, hearing loss, and regeneration.

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Jennifer S. Stone, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington

Investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms guiding embryonic and post-embryonic production of sensory hair cells in birds.

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Professor of Otolaryngology,
Washington University School
of Medicine

Examining development and
regeneration of sensory receptors
and afferent neurons in the
inner ear.

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The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provides oversight and guidance to the HRP Consortium. The SAB comprises senior scientists in hearing science, regenerative biology, and related fields. This Board evaluates HRP projects for funding and monitors the performance of funded projects against the goals of the projects. Meet our SAB members below.

Deepak Srivastava, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Biophysics
President, Gladstone Institutes Director, Roddenberry Stem Cell Center

Lisa Goodrich, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Neurobiology

David Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University
Alumni Endowed Professor, Department of Developmental Biology Developmental Biology Program

David Pauls, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry
Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit Center for Human Genetic Research

Edwin Rubel, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Department of Otolaryngology, at the Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, and the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center at University of Washington

Doris Wu, Ph.D.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology