School of Life Sciences

Kros Lab

Physiology of mammalian cochlear hair cells

The Kros lab is equipped to study the function and development of auditory hair cells – specialized cells in the inner ear that convert sounds such as speech and music into electrical signals that the brain can interpret. Current projects are focused on:

  • trying to protect the hair cells from damage by a class of antibiotics, the aminoglycosides, that have irreversible hearing loss as a side effect
  • understanding the importance of spontaneous electrical activity in hair cells before the onset of hearing.

Our research is currently funded by grants and studentships from the MRC and the BBSRC


Professor Corne Kros

Professor of Neuroscience

School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QG


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