Sadaf Naz

University of the Punjab

Professor Sadaf Naz is a geneticist who received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Punjab, Lahore for her studies on recessively inherited deafness in Pakistan. She conducted post-doctoral research at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA on the genetics of hearing loss in humans and animal models. In 2005, she was appointed as a faculty member at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Punjab. Her research interests encompass the genetics of moderate-to-severe hearing loss, movement and neurodevelopmental disorders, skeletal dysplasias, as well as psychiatric disorders using conventional genetic methods or massively parallel sequencing.

Sadaf Naz

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Auditory System - Function and Disorders presents a concise description of the human auditory system and reviews the molecular biology of hearing loss with input from nine authors. It discusses the structure of the ear and associated malfunctions associated with hearing loss as well as auditory brainstem responses and their various applications. It summarizes various types of hearing loss and describes the roles of nonreceptor protein kinases and phosphatases, highlighting their importance to the function of the auditory system. Also discussed are new advancements in the treatment of hearing loss using implants and prosthetic devices. This book provides up-to-date information and is a useful resource for audiologists and geneticists, among others.

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