Monique Weaver
PhD Student (Hearing Research)
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I research two genes that cause hearing loss, TECTA and OTOF.  Using gene therapy, I am working to restore hearing in OTOF knockout mice, as well as, doing protein modeling algorithms to study temperature-sensitive variants in OTOF. I am also studying whether variants in tectorial membrane genes can act as genetic modifiers to alter the severity of TECTA-related hearing loss.