Grant: $18,910 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 30, 2009
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Award Description: 'Basic and Clinical Studies of Noise-Induced and Age-Related Hearing Loss' The goal of the student summer project proposed here is to assess the dynamics of noise-induced damage to inner hair cell ? afferent terminals in the acute post-exposure period.
Project Description: The overall goal of our research is to better understand the pathogenesis of noise-induced primary neural degeneration and determine the extent to which it contributes to the histopathology and pathophysiology seen in aging, previously noise-exposed ears. Such work should improve our understanding of these major causes of human auditory dysfunction, inform our clinical identification and prevention strategies and facilitate development of novel therapies.
Jobs Summary: This supplement requests two years of summer funding support for an undergraduate student to participate in experiments designed to image inner hair cell-afferent terminal structures in normal and noise-exposed ears. Judy Hao is currently a freshman at MIT. Prior to her enrollment, she worked in the laboratory of Howard Francis at Johns Hopkins University, where she gained experience in processing, sectioning, and studying inner ear tissues by TEM techniques. She has been familiarized with our project and has the interest and the special skills to ensure a productive summer research experience. Our goal would be for Ms. Hao to make this work an integral part of her program of study at MIT. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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