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TMPRSS3 Gene Researchers

These scientists, from around the world, are the most published on Transmembrane Serine Protease 3 / TMPRSS3 hearing loss and continue to pursue research to advance the field.

This list of researchers was developed to track pioneers and thought leaders in the field and see trends in research universities and organizations. It also provides valuable points of contact for collaboration. Please let us know what TMPRSS3 gene researchers are missing.   


TMPRSS3 Hearing Loss Researchers 2015-2022 (multiple publications)


Rick Nelson, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN*

Bio  Nelson Lab (interested in the mechanisms that underlie hair cell degeneration as it relates to deafness and balance disorders)

Eliot Shearer, Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children's Hospital & Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA*

Bio on Boston Children's Hospital  Translational Hearing Genomics Lab

Richard Smith, Department of Otolaryngology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa*


Jourdan Holder, Assistant Professor & Director, Cochlear Implant Program Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN*


Xue Zhong Liu, Vice Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


(National Institutes of Health projects - Watch for future research on TMPRSS3)



Shin-ichi Usami, Emeritus Professor at Shinshu University and Professor at Dept. of Hearing Implant Sciences, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Shinshu, Japan

Bio & Talk

Shin-ya Nishio, Department of Hearing Implant Sciences/Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan


Maiko Miyagawa, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Asahi, Matsumoto, Japan




Hubert Löwenheim, University of Tuebingen | EKU Tübingen · Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery & Founder of Acousia Therapeutics, Germany

Bio, Acousia Therapeutics




Anquan Peng, Professor, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China


South Korea

In Seok Moon, Associate Professor, Yonsei University, Seocho District, Seoul, South Korea*


Byung-Yoon Choi, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, South Korea


TMPRSS3 Hearing Loss Researchers (1997-2014) (multiple publications)



Michel Guipponi, Division of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland



Marie Wattenhoffer Donze, Head of the ES Cell Culture and Differentiation Team chez IGBMC-iCS, Strasbourg, France (formerly with University of Geneva)



Stylianos Antonarakis, Professor of Genetic Medicine, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland

Bio & ASHG Award





Hamish Scott, Head, Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory, Centre for Cancer Biology, Adelaide, Australia


*This website has been reviewed by the TMPRSS3 gene researcher or associate. We are grateful for the valuable input they've provided.

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