Sarah successfully defended her dissertation "Mitochondria in the llife and death of mechanosensory hair cells" on August 2, 2018. She did her work in David Raible's lab and is from the Neuroscience department.
Lige successfully defended her dissertation "Structural studies of BK ion channel in a lipid environment" on August 15, 2018. Lige did her research in Liguo Wang's lab in Biological Structure. She was in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program at the UW.
Andrea McQuate (Senior Fellow – David Raible Lab) has been awarded an NRSA entitled “Regulation of mitochondrial networks in hair cells of the zebrafish lateral line”. This project aims to provide new insights into what hair cells in the inner ear require to maintain their efficacy, and how changes in subcellular structures could result in hearing impairment or loss.