Headshot portrait of Nicolas Grillet - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Hearing loss is a major health concern for our societies. In the United States of America, 17% of the adult population suffers from some degree of hearing loss. In addition, the elderly population frequently experiences debilitating hearing difficulties, and sometimes balancing issues.

The Grillet lab's goal is to identify the comprehensive list of genes required for hearing and head motion detection, and ultimately characterize the function of these genes at the molecular level.

This will improve our understanding of the inner ear physiology, but also will help the diagnosis of patients affected by hearing loss.