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John H. Blaffer Lecture Series

John H. Blaffer Lecture Series

 

Karen Avraham, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry
Vice Dean, Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
 
 
“The Genomics of Deafness: Gene Discovery and MicroRNA Regulation”
 
 
Host: Bill Klein, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
 

Date: 9/24/13, 4pm to 5pm
Time: 9/24/13, 4pm to 5pm
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Format: Lecture
CME: 0
Facilitator: Nicholas E. Navin
Speaker: Karen Avraham
Speaker Bio: Dr. Avraham 's work has centered on the discovery of disease genes, focusing on hereditary hearing loss. Her team uses a multidisciplinary approach, using genetic, developmental, biochemical, cellular and bioinformatic tools to decipher the molecular basis of hearing loss. Dr. Avraham is leading the field in elucidating mechanisms by which mutations lead to auditory and vestibular dysfunction, using state-of-the-art technology. The tools acquired in studying the genes involved in deafness, and deciphering their regulation, are now being used in the Avraham laboratory for the development of therapeutic techniques for the treatment of hearing impairment. The team in Karen Avraham's laboratory at Tel Aviv University works to understand the molecular basis of deafness. We carry out genomic evaluation of inherited hearing loss and study genetic regulation of the function of the inner ear. We use advanced genomic technologies, including hybridization capture and deep sequencing, and model organisms to accomplish these goals.
Contact: Doris Green - (713) 834-6267 - dlgreen1@mdanderson.org