Welcome to the Hertzano Lab

At the Hertzano laboratory, we work to understand the molecular basis of hearing loss.

Genetic hearing loss afflicts 1:1000 newborns and half the population over 70. To date, there are 460 million people worldwide with disabling hearing loss. The goal of our research is to prevent and treat genetic, age- and noise-induced hearing loss. We take a multi-disciplinary approach, and in our journey towards therapeutics, we make contributions to understanding the development of the ear, mechanisms of age and noise induced hearing loss, and develop methods for genomic data sharing and analysis.

Join us for the 6th annual Auditory & Vestibular Translational Research Day, held virtually on Zoom. To register for the lecture series, or to view the full program, please go to: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/Translational-Research-Day/

Latest Lab News

July – September 2020

Congratulations to Maggie and the team on the publication of her main PhD manuscript in Development. Her manuscript was featured on the cover of the journal. 


May – June 2020

The lab welcomes our newest MD PhD rotation student, Shil Patel!

Congratulations to Erika on her successful defense and graduation from her Master’s program!

A Glimpse Into Our World