Sadaf Naz

University of the Punjab

Dr. Sadaf Naz is a human molecular geneticist who received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan for one of the pioneering studies on hereditary hearing loss. She conducted post-doctoral work at NIDCD, National Institutes of Health, USA on the molecular genetics of deafness in humans and animal models. In 2005, she was appointed a faculty member at School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore and established the laboratory for deciphering molecular basis of genetic disorders. The major focus of her research team is on exploring genetics of recessively inherited, moderate to severe hearing loss, movement disorders and skeletal dysplasia using conventional methods and next generation sequencing technology. The research in her laboratory is or has been supported by National Institutes of Health, USA, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, DFG, Germany, Koshish Foundation, USA and Brigham Young University, USA.

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Authored by 17 international researchers and research teams, the book provides up-to-date insights on topics in five different research areas related to normal hearing and deafness. Techniques for assessment of hearing and the appropriateness of the Mongolian gerbil as a model for age-dependent hearing loss in humans are presented. Parental attitudes to childhood deafness and role of early intervention for better treatment of hearing loss are also discussed. Comprehensive details are provided on the role of different environmental insults including injuries in causing deafness. Additionally, many genes involved in hearing loss are reviewed and the genetics of recessively inherited moderate to severe and progressive deafness is covered for the first time. The book also details established and evolving therapies for treatment of deafness.

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