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Dr Snezana Levic


Dr Snezana Levic

Lecturer in Physiology
T: +44 (0)1273 642103
Location: Huxley Building, University of Brighton, BN2 4GJ

Areas of expertise: Development and regeneration of auditory system; electrophysiology
Research areas: Neuroscience; cell and developmental biology; imaging


PhD, Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 2006

Postgraduate Researcher, University of California, Davis, CA 2006–2009

Postgraduate Researcher, INSERM, France 2009–2011

Postgraduate Researcher, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France 2011–2012

Assistant Project Scientist, University of California, Davis, CA 2012–2013

Senior Research Fellow, University of Brighton, March 2014–October 2014


  • Development and regeneration of the auditory system
  • Role of calcium signaling and electrical activity in the auditory inner ear

Selected publications

Levic S, Dulon D. The temporal characteristics of Ca2+ entry through L-type and T-type Ca2+ channels shape exocytosis efficiency in chick auditory hair cells during development. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2012;108(11):3116-3123.

Levic S, Lv P, Yamoah E. The Activity of Spontaneous Action Potentials in Developing Hair Cells Is Regulated by Ca2+-Dependence of a Transient K+ Current. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(12):e29005.

Levic S, Bouleau Y, Dulon D. Developmental Acquisition of a Rapid Calcium-Regulated Vesicle Supply Allows Sustained High Rates of Exocytosis in Auditory Hair Cells. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(10):e25714.

Levic S, Yamoah E. Plasticity in Membrane Cholesterol Contributes toward Electrical Maturation of Hearing. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2010;286(7):5768-5773.

Lv P, Rodriguez-Contreras A, Kim H, Zhu J, Wei D, Choong-Ryoul S et al. Release and Elementary Mechanisms of Nitric Oxide in Hair Cells. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2010;103(5):2494-2505.

Wang X, Levic S, Gratton M, Doyle K, Yamoah E, Pegg A. Spermine Synthase Deficiency Leads to Deafness and a Profound Sensitivity to Difluoromethylornithine. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2008;284(2):930-937.

Wei D, Levic S, Nie L, Gao W, Petit C, Jones E et al. Cells of adult brain germinal zone have properties akin to hair cells and can be used to replace inner ear sensory cells after damage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2008;105(52):21000-21005.

Levic S, Nie L, Tuteja D, Harvey M, Sokolowski B, Yamoah E. Development and regeneration of hair cells share common functional features. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2007;104(48):19108-19113.