Mike Bowl

Deafness – Sensorineural Hearing Loss

I am a Programme Leader Track Scientist at MRC Harwell. Since 2010, I have led a programme of research that aims to utilise mouse models to study the genetic bases and pathologies associated with hearing loss. Using both phenotype- and gene-driven approaches my team elaborate upon the mechanisms underlying this very common condition, with a longer-term view that increased understanding of these molecular pathways will lead to therapeutic opportunities. I obtained my BSc and MPhil(Res) degrees from the University of Birmingham, and my DPhil in Molecular Genetics from the University of Oxford. When not at work I love spending time with my family, especially walking our dogs, as well as running, cycling and allotment gardening.