Trainee Kathleen Gwilliam Receives F31

Kathleen Gwilliam is a PhD Candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Ronna Hertzano at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The research supported by her  F31 award is entitled A Triple Line of Defense: The Role of the Group 1 RFX Transcription Factors in the Inner Ear. The research will focus on understanding the roles of group-1 RFX transcription factors and their target genes in hair cell development of the cochlea and vestibule, as recent data suggest a critical role for the group-1 RFX transcription factors in hair cell development and maturation.