Human Genetics Laboratory
Marci M. Lesperance, M.D., Laboratory Director
Dr. Lesperance is a Professor in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. In addition to her clinical duties, she maintains a research lab. Her research studies include identifying the AUNA1 (Auditory Neuropathy) gene to develop a clinical algorithm for evaluation of dominant deafness.
To find out more about her work, visit the following websites:
- EARLY DETECTION OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
- The University of Michigan's Pediatric Otolaryngology program targeting early diagnosis of hearing impairment.
- HEREDITARY HEARING LOSS HOMEPAGE
- Research website containing information about nonsyndromic/syndromic hearing loss.
- MARCH 16, 2004: PRESS RELEASE
- U-M children's hearing program receives national award First ever Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Hospital award honors U-M.
- AUGUST 5, 2002: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH MINUTE
- Use of pediatric ear tubes helps curb over-use of antibiotics.
- AUGUST 2002: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RADIO NEWS SERVICE
- Ear Infections: Use of pediatric ear tubes helps curb over-use of antibiotics.
- JULY 26, 2002: PRESS RELEASE
- Noggin mutation causes rare congenital hearing loss. Syndrome mimics otosclerosis, but may require different treatment.
- MAY 14, 2002: PRESS RELEASE
- A big problem for little ears: UM launches comprehensive early-childhood hearing effort.
- U-M scientists find gene for low-frequency hearing loss.
- NOVEMBER 20, 2001: PRESS RELEASE
- MAY, 2008: Television Interview, Channel 13, Toledo, Ohio.
- The Little Boy Named Braxton
- JULY 2008: PRESS RELEASE
- Inherited form of hearing loss stems from gene mutation
- JULY 2010: PRESS RELEASE
- U-M researchers identify gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness