Isabelle Schrauwen, PhD

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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.

Academic Appointments

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


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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


- Rare pediatric disorders

- Hearing loss

- Neurodevelopmental disorders

- Inner ear/ cochleovestibular nerve malformations