Congratulations to SHBT Faculty Jeffrey Holt and Gwenaelle Geleoc for receiving the ARO 2021 Pioneer Award for their joint work leading to significant advance in hearing and vestibular science: the identification of the ion channel proteins (TMC proteins) that sense sound and head motions in the inner ear, and water displacement in lateral line organs. This highly significant discovery is the direct product of a decade or more of innovative and virtuoso experiments that reflect scientific vision, acumen, and tenacity. The identity of the transduction channels has both fundamental and translational importance for therapy for inner ear genetic disorders.
Read more here: https://aro.org/aro-pioneer-award-in-basic-science-for-2021/
This award will be presented at the ARO 2021 Virtual MidWinter Meeting.