There are no approved drug therapies to treat hearing loss. Part of the problem is the difficulty in delivering potential therapeutic agents to the inner ear where they are needed to repair and restore lost hearing function. This project will further develop cutting edge drug delivery systems that use nano-engineering technology to overcome inner ear barriers to successful drug therapies. The project will focus on establishing the inner ear pharmacokinetics of drug delivery in order to optimise a system for clinical translation.
This project will suit a student with a background in biochemistry, physiology, pharmacokinetics, neuroscience or biomedical science.