Abby Tadenev, Ph.D.
Associate Research ScientistThe Jackson Laboratory
Although I am relatively new to the field of auditory research, I have had a long-standing interest in using sensory systems to better understand basic biological processes. After completing my undergraduate studies at Williams College, I joined the lab of Randy Reed at Johns Hopkins to examine the olfactory phenotypes of a mouse model of the ciliopathy Bardet-Biedl syndrome. I then moved to the Jackson Laboratory, where I worked with Rob Burgess to study the visual function of mice carrying a mutation in the gene encoding the cell adhesion molecule Dscam. I am excited to be able to apply the knowledge and skills I have gained from these endeavors to fascinating questions regarding the development of the inner ear in my position as Associate Research Scientist with Basile Tarchini.