UCL Ear Institute


Gale Lab

Jonathan Gale is a Professor of Auditory Cell Biology. He is a founding member of the UCL Ear Institute. He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of damage, repair and regeneration in the inner ear. Part of his laboratory is run jointly in a collaboration with Professor Sally Dawson researching stress signalling in the inner ear

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Jonathan was the first Deafness Research UK (now Action on Hearing Loss) PhD student, working with Professor Ashmore (FRS) at the University of Bristol. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Prize-International-Travelling Fellowship (1995) and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (1999-2007). In 2000 he established his own laboratory at UCL studying the mechanisms of damage, survival, repair and regeneration in the inner ear funded by (past and present): AoHL, Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC. Jonathan is a theme lead for the new UCL/UCLH-BRC in Deafness and Hearing Problems and he organises and teaches the Anatomy & Physiology of the Audiovestibular System for Ear Institute MSc students. He was a Faculty member on the MBL Biology of the Inner Ear Course (USA), an Associate Editor for JARO and is currently on the Action on Hearing Loss TRIH grant panel.



Current research in the Gale Lab falls into four main areas:

Funded by (past and present)

Royal Society, Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, MRC, EPSRC, Deafness Research UK, Dunhill Medical Trust, Action on Hearing Loss.

Contact the Gale Lab

Jonathan Gale, PhD
Professor in Auditory Cell Biology, University College London, Ear Institute

332 Gray's Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8EE, Tel.  +44 (0) 20 7679  8936