Nov 29, 2021
From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Ronna Hertzano

Ronna Hertzano

From Ear to gEAR: A multi-omic path toward therapeutics

Ronna Hertzano, MD PhD
University of Maryland – School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This conference is organized by Tarik Möröy. It is part of the 2021-2022 IRCM conference calendar. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference series will be presented on Zoom.

Zoom Link :
ID : 952 6976 2104
Code : 476372

About the conference:
Debilitating hearing loss afflicts nearly half a billion people worldwide. To date, treatment of hearing loss is based on the severity of the loss, but not based on the cause.  Furthermore, there are no FDA-approved therapeutics to prevent or treat noise-induced or age-related hearing loss. Our team takes a cell type-specific multi-omic approach to characterize molecular pathways in inner ear development and acquired hearing loss. The results of these studies are used to identify candidate targets to prevent or reverse hearing loss. Finally, to facilitate multi-omic data sharing, visualization and analysis, we developed the gEAR portal, the gene Expression Analysis Resource (

About Ronna Hertzano:
Dr. Ronna Hertzano is a professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, USA. Her research is in line with her clinical practice on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, focusing on hearing restoration. Her team strives to uncover the regulatory signaling cascades behind proper ear development, particularly within the hair cells, to better understand acquired hearing loss. She was named Researcher of the Year by the University of Maryland, in 2021 and has published in high-calibre journals such as Nature, Cell Reports, etc.

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