Research

Sensory and Supporting Cells in the Organ of Corti

Principal investigator: Nuria GAVARA
Funding source(s): M.R.C.
 Start: 01-09-2015  /  End: 31-08-2020
 Amount: £44,946
SEMS division:
The aim of this project is to study force transmisison within the cochlea as it is mechanically stimulated by sound. This programme grant is lead by Brighton U. and features a combination of experimental approaches and novel modelling analysis. Our lab uses AFM to mechanically characterize speciallized cells in the cochlea, so that mechanical parameters can be fed into new models.