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Tessa Sanders, Ph.D.

SECTION ON DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE
NIHBC 35A - PNRC II BG RM 1D975B 35A CONVENT DR BETHESDA MD 20892
MSC:
3745
Phone:
+1 301 435 8074
Tessa Sanders
Education

Ph.D., University of Otago, New Zealand

Principal Investigator
Current Projects

Spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) make up the afferent innervation of the cochlea and are instrumental in neural perception of sound. The cochlea also receives efferent innervation from neurons located within the brainstem. Using single-cell sequencing techniques, we hope to identify novel markers of SGN subtypes, as well as genes involved in their pre and postnatal development. Additionally, we hope to further understand the efferent innervation of the cochlea through the analysis and manipulation of these projections across cochlea development. This work will contribute to the understanding of the correct innervation of the cochlea and how this might be disrupted in cases of hearing loss.

Research Interests
Development of spiral ganglion neuron subtypes, neuroscience, cochlea.
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