Tyler Gibson is a postdoctoral fellow working in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. His current research focuses on studying the genetic and epigenetic cues that drive the development of sensory hair cells in the inner ear and whether these cues could be harnessed to coax the inner ear in adults to generate new hair cells. To that end, he is working with Dr. Albert Edge to both devise methods that enable faster identification of crucial developmental genes and provide novel means to change the regulation of these genes. Before coming to Boston, Tyler obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He subsequently obtained his Ph.D. from the department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, where he studied the regulatory pathway of skeletal muscle differentiation and applied novel synthetic biology tools to study the epigenomic regulation of skeletal myogenesis.