Dave Raible


University of Washington, 

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution


Mechanosensory hair cell development, death and regeneration

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Health Sciences Building Room: H-501 Box: Box 357420 Phone: 206-616-1048

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: HSB Room: H-502 Box: Box 357420 http://raibleweb.biostr.washington.edu/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
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Research Summary

Hair cells of the inner ear conver mechanical stimuli to electrical signals transmitted to the brain. Damage and loss of hair cells are leading causes of hearing and balance disorders, affecting over 40 million people in the US. Hair cell loss in humans is irreversible, however they regenerate in other species. We use the zebrafish to study hair cell development, death and regeneration using genetics, genome editing, high resolution imaging and small molecule screening.