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Biography

Dr Mann established her research group at KCL in 2020. Her current research is focused on understanding how metabolism influences the molecular mechanisms that specify cell fate in the developing cochlea; Current projects in the lab are investigating (i) differences in the metabolic profile of developing hair cells along the tonotopic basal-to-apical axis of the cochlea; (ii) how metabolic activity regulates development of hair cell positional identity; (iii) how interactions between metabolic pathways and known morphogen gradients in the developing cochlea can determine specific hair cell phenotypes and (iv) how metabolic pathways regulate the frequency-specific properties of hair cell stereocilia during development.