Dr. Elgoyhen is an investigator at the Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989. She was a Pew Latin American Fellow in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California. Her honors include Germany’s 1994 Verum Foundation Award for Behavior and Environment, the 1995 Strauss Foundation Award for Auditory Science, the 2002 Bernardo Houssay Award, the 2003 Joan and Marc Millar Award in Auditory Science from the U.S. National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation, a Guggenheim fellowship in 2003, a 2005 Lenfest Award in Auditory Science, and, in 2008, the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science for Latin America. She has been an HHMI international research scholar since 1997.
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A. Belén Elgoyhen's lab focuses on the study of the molecular structures involved in synaptic transmission between efferent olivocochlear fibers and hair cells of the cochlea, a system involved in the regulation of the dynamic range of hearing.
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