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Sensory Organoids for Modeling Development and Disease

Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus, London

21 Apr karl-koehler-2 Part of Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series

Sensory Organoids for Modeling Development and Disease

Speaker: Dr Karl Koehler, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

Karl Koehler, PhD is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology & Plastic and Oral Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is an investigator in the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He became a tenure-tracked faculty member shortly after completing his PhD in Neuroscience in 2014 under the mentorship of Eri Hashino at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Karl’s early work led to a novel culture system for growing mouse and human inner ear organoids, which his lab now uses to model congenital ear disorders and test gene therapies for hearing restoration. In addition, his group has shown how this unique organoid model can be used to generate hair-bearing skin tissue. His work is funded by the US National Institute of Health and Department of Defense.

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