Cell biology of age-related hearing loss.

My lab studies how the hair cell bundle is maintained and repaired at a molecular level. In particular, we are focused on how the very stable array of actin filaments that form stereocilia are regulated and remodeled to maintain bundle morphology over the lifespan of an organism.


Biological Science, Neuroscience
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2005
MS, Iowa State University, Biochemistry, 1999
BS, Iowa State University, Biochemistry, 1999
cell biology cell & developmental biology developmental neurobiology