Student working on a research project.

Sestrin2 On Hearing Loss In C57BL/6J Mice

The purpose of this project is to reveal the relationship between Sestrin2 protein and hearing loss. Sestrin2 protein is involved in cellular responses to different stress conditions. Recent research shows that oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of hearing loss. The goal of this project is to determine the location of the Sestrin2 in the auditory system and whether natural aging or noise exposure will contribute to the amount of Sestrin2 protein found.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Audiology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Interest in auditory research
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Wei Sun
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Communicative Disorders And Sciences
Office: 137M Cary Hall
Phone: 716 829 5307