Jeffrey R. Holt

Jeffrey R. Holt, PhD, is Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the F.M.
Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is also the director of research in
otolaryngology. He is wellknown as an expert in hair cell physiology, and for identifying TMC1 and TMC2
as components of the haircell transduction channel. Holt and colleagues have also developed techniques
to study human stemcell derived hair cells. He and his colleague Gwenaëlle Géléoc are pioneers in inner
ear gene therapy.