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Laboratory of
Neural & Sensory Genomics 

Faculty of Medicine & Sagol School of Neuroscience,
 
Tel Aviv University 

About Us

Our laboratory focuses on the genomics of deafness and developmental delay, with research on gene discovery, expression, regulation and therapy  

 
 
 

Karen moderated a webinar on "The Road to Preventing Parkinson's Disease"

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Karen presenting a webinar on "Gene Therapy - a New Pathway to Deafness Treatment?" March 3, 2021

To register - link

Our research is featured on the cover of EMBO Molecular Medicine! Link

News on our study: COVID-19 does not damage auditory system! Link
Our paper led by Ryan Carlson on NOG is accepted to Otology & Neurotology!
Our gene therapy research in the news!
Link in English
Link in Hebrew
Interview on radio in Columbia in Spanish
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Our paper on GRIN2D iPS cells is out - with Gad Vatine & Moran Rubinstein! 

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Our work featured on the Israel Precision Medicine Parternship site! Link
Moore Lev is awarded a scholarship from the Prajs-Drimmer Institute for the Development of Anti-Degenerative Drugs
Tel Aviv University ranked top 10 by Startup Genome
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Prof Karen Avraham appointed to be on the National Council for Civilian Research and Development
Former MD-PhD student Prof. Ronna Hertzano is awarded RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR at the University of Maryland!

Karen moderated a webinar on "The Road to Preventing Parkinson's Disease"

Link

Karen is on the Advisory Board of the CureGRIN Foundation

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One of our lab images now part of the new EMBO YouTube channel design!  LINK
Daniela Shapiro receives Dean’s Award for Social Activity
Our paper led by Ryan Carlson on NOG is out in Otology & Neurotology! LINK
Karen is Advisor on the Lancet Commission on Hearing Loss
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Our gene therapy research in the news!
Link in English
Link in Hebrew
Our paper on website accessibility has been viewed > 1,363,000 times!
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Our paper on GRIN2D iPS cells is out - with Gad Vatine & Moran Rubinstein! 

Link 

Our research is featured on the cover of EMBO Molecular Medicine! Link

 

Our team

Current members

Funding 

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Klass Family

May 18-21, 2021

Iowa City, Iowa, USA

 

Future conferences

Hear@JAX

Oct 17-22, 2021

Jackson Labs, Bar Harbor, ME, USA

BIRAX UK-Israel Conference on Healthy Aging

 Nov 2-4, 2021

Tel Aviv, Israel

Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Feb 5-9, 2022

San Jose, CA, USA

 
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Social life

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Science gallery

Gallery

A fascinating journey

We use state-of-the-art imaging tools, including advanced confocal and electron microscopy, to study the pathophysiology of hearing impairment as a result of genetic variants.

Contact us

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Prof. Karen B. Avraham

Principal Investigator, Vice Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Email: karena@tauex.tau.ac.il

Telephone: +972-3-6406642

Fax: +972-3-6409360

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Ms. Helen Berman

Administrative Assistant

Email: Helenbe@tauex.tau.ac.il

Telephone: +972-3-6406642

Fax: +972-3-6409360

Address

Dept. of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

10th floor, room 1003, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 6997801 Israel