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.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 6th annual Auditory & Vestibular Translational Research Day. To access the recorded lectures from this event, click on the banner above.

Latest Lab News

January – May 2021

The lab welcomes our newest member, Dr. Reza Amanipour!

Congratulations to Ben Shuster and Lawrance Lee for the publication of their manuscript on workout intensity and music volume in spin classes! Find the press release for their study here.

A massive congratulations to the entire Hertzano team for their work on the gEAR grant and the DoD grant, both of which were successfully funded!

Congratulations to Katie Gwilliam for the successful funding of her F31 grant!

October – December 2020

Congratulations to Kevin Rose for the successful funding of his F31 grant! 

Congratulations to Erika Lipford for her acceptance into the University of Maryland School of Medicine!

The lab welcomes our newest PhD rotation student, Chris Shults.


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