SHBT includes roughly 45 students completing their doctoral work out of more than 50 different labs at Harvard, MIT, and the Harvard teaching hospitals.
The program was administered by MIT from its inception in 1992 until 2011. In 2011, the program moved to Harvard to better match the overwhelming Harvard faculty participation in the program. Many MIT faculty continue to participate in SHBT, and Harvard SHBT students may work in their laboratories.
MEE stands for Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the hospital where a large number of SHBT faculty and students have their labs and do their research. The Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at MEE are one of the world’s largest research centers for the study of hearing and deafness. Other MEE laboratories hosting SHBT faculty include the Jenks Vestibular Laboratory (JVL) and the Voice and Speech laboratory. All of your admission interviews will be held at MEE. Most MIT-based SHBT researchers belong to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department or to the Research Lab of Electronics (RLE).