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Dr. Jacqueline Ogier

Dr. Jacqueline Ogier

Dr. Jacqueline Ogier is an auditory neuroscientist, with a research focus on the molecular biology of hair cells, the specialised sensory receptors in the ear that detect sound and balance. Dr Ogier completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne in 2020, with the support of The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Research Scholarship.

For her PhD, Dr Ogier investigated how hair cells die and identified a novel molecular target for preventing aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss. Jackie then undertook her first post-doctoral position at Sunnybrook Research Institute (University of Toronto), where she optimised the collection, dissection, and culture of donated human cochleae for single cell sequencing.

Dr Ogier has now returned to Melbourne having established a collaboration between the Universities of Toronto and Melbourne, with her current research aiming to develop an “inner ear in a dish” that will provide renewable human inner ear tissue to accelerate hearing and balance discovery research.

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Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Junior FellowshipInner ear organoids for the study of human hearing and balance2023