Isabelle Schrauwen, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Science (in Neurology and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)

Dr. Schrauwen’s research focuses on examining the genetic basis and pathogenic mechanisms of sensory and neurological disorders. She implements both family-based and population-based methods to identify genetic factors involved in various forms of hereditary diseases. One of her research emphases is the study of rare pediatric disorders, including rare malformations of the hearing system and rare neurodevelopmental disorders. Some of these children endure years-long diagnostic odysseys of trial-and-error testing with inconclusive results and misdirected treatments. She is dedicated to track down their molecular causes by integrating various “-omics” technologies, including genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics. Dr. Schrauwen continues to build a body of knowledge that can lead to improvements in disease management and treatment.

- Rare pediatric disorders

- Hearing loss

- Neurodevelopmental disorders

- Inner ear/ cochleovestibular nerve malformations

Education and Training

  • PhD, Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Fellowship: University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Lab Locations

  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032

NIH Grants

  • INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO ELUCIDATE THE GENETIC ETIOLOGY OF AGE-RELATED HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND TINNITUS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2019 - Aug 31 2024

    IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION OF AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE NONSYNDROMIC HEARING IMPAIRMENT GENES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICANS (Federal Gov)

    Feb 16 2019 - Aug 31 2023

    IDENTIFICATION OF AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE NONSYNDROMIC HEARING IMPAIRMENT GENES (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 1998 - Aug 31 2022

    LOCALIZATION OF NONSYNDROMIC HEARING IMPAIRMENT GENES (Federal Gov)

    May 2 2019 - Aug 31 2021

    UW CENTER FOR MENDELIAN GENOMICS (Federal Gov)

    Feb 15 2019 - Nov 30 2019