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Steve Brown, Ph.D.

Director of the Medical Research Council’s Mammalian Genetics UnitMedical Research Counci

Steve Brown is Director of the Medical Research Council’s Mammalian Genetics Unit at MRC Harwell, Oxford, UK. His research interests cover mouse functional genomics, including the use of mouse mutagenesis and phenotyping approaches to study the genetic basis of disease and to develop pre-clinical disease models. A particular focus has been the use of mouse models to study the molecular basis of genetic deafness. Recently, he has initiated two substantial research efforts firstly in the genetics of otitis media or glue ear, a common cause of hearing loss in children, employing mouse models to elaborate the key genetic pathways involved and develop novel therapeutic strategies. Additionally, a major programme is underway to identify new mouse models of presbycusis.

Sep 20 8:30 AM Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:30am Lecture: Deafness genes in humans    
9:15am    Lecture: Deafness genes in mouse mutants and mouse models in the IMPC    
10:00am    Coffee break    
10:15am    Inner ear development    
11:00am    Inner ear development: Planar cell polarity
12:00pm    Lunch at Highseas    
12:45pm    Van shuttle to Research Lab    
1:00pm    5 hour Teaching Lab workshop(s)    Behavior, ABR, VsEP, DPOAE, tympanometry
6:00pm    Van shuttle to Highseas    
6:30pm    Dinner at High Seas    
7:00pm free evening