This course will review genetics and genomics as they relate to hereditary deafness. This course is presented in partnership with the American Auditory Society (AAS).
Course created on August 6, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to define genetics and genomics and the relevance to hereditary deafness.
- After this course learners will be able to define the main epigenetic processes.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how to identify genetic variants associated with deafness.
|5-10 Minutes||Genomics & precision medicine|
|10-20 Minutes||Genetics of hearing loss|
|20-30 Minutes||Gene discovery|
|30-35 Minutes||Models for deafness|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Karen Avraham, PhD
Professor Karen B. Avraham is the incumbent of the Drs. Sarah and Felix Dumont Chair for Research of Hearing Disorders at Tel Aviv University, a faculty member of the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, and Vice Dean at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Born in Canada and raised in the US, Dr. Avraham received her B.A. from Washington University, U.S., Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and post-doctoral training at the National Cancer Institute, Maryland, US. Prof. Avraham moved to Israel to begin her position at Tel Aviv University in 1996. Dr. Avraham was awarded the Bruno Memorial Prize, the TEVA Prize for Groundbreaking Research in the Field of Rare Diseases, and the Teva Founders Prize on Breakthroughs. She is President of the Scientific Committee of Fondation Pour L’Audition, a foundation for hearing health based in Paris and the Israel Society for Auditory Research. She is a council member of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and elected member of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS). Dr. Avraham’s research has centered on the discovery of disease genes, focusing on hereditary deafness. She has mentored 21 PhD, 5 MD-PhD, 26 MSc and 45 undergraduate student projects and published 102 scientific manuscripts.
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