News

SHBT Midwinter Research Forum 2020

January 20, 2020

SHBT Midwinter Research Forum 2020

Joseph Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
February 8, 2020, 3 - 8:30 pm

 

This year’s annual event features a Keynote Lecture by Dr. Sharon Kujawa, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, "Cochlear Synaptopathy: Interrupting Communication from Ear to Brain"

 

In addition, a poster session will be presented by SHBT Students that will include students’ research,...

Read more about SHBT Midwinter Research Forum 2020

Ev Fedorenko Interview

November 20, 2019

Ev Fedorenko Interview

 

fedorenko_evelina.jpg

Recently, a YouTube channel spoke with cognitive neuroscientist and SHBT Faculty member Ev Fedorenko. Ms. Fedorenko is head of EvLab, her own language lab at MIT, and their mission is to discover how minds and brains create language. In this interview she speaks about the...

Read more about Ev Fedorenko Interview

End-of-Summer Talks

September 1, 2019

End-of-Summer Talks

 

Harvard University’s program in
Speech & Hearing
Bioscience & Technology
presents the
2019 SHBT
End-of-Summer
Talks
September 25th, 2019
Meltzer Auditorium,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
4:30-7:30PM

 

Topics and speakers include:

 

-Investigating Therapeutic Targets for Regeneration of Cochlear Synapses after Acoustic Injury, Taylor Copeland

 

-Automated Assessment...

Read more about End-of-Summer Talks

SHBT-MIT graduate Cara Stepp awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

August 20, 2019

SHBT-MIT graduate Cara Stepp awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Cara Stepp

Cara Stepp, an associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the "highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning...

Read more about SHBT-MIT graduate Cara Stepp awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Three SHBT Students Win Harvard Brain Initiative (HBI) Young Scientist Development Award

June 20, 2019

Three SHBT Students Win Harvard Brain Initiative (HBI) Young Scientist Development Award

 

Stephanie HaroWith the HBI award, Stephanie Haro was able to attend the National Science Foundation’s 3-week Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop. There she created an auditory attention switching protocol, collected pilot EEG data,...

Read more about Three SHBT Students Win Harvard Brain Initiative (HBI) Young Scientist Development Award

SHBT Faculty David Corey and Jeffrey Holt in the News

May 20, 2019

Saving Beethoven

A CRISPR technique holds promise for preventing inherited hearing loss and other genetic diseases. Learn more... https://hms.harvard.edu/news/saving-beethoven

Using a novel gene-editing approach, HMS scientists salvaged the hearing of mice with a genetic mutation that causes hearing loss—the same mutation that causes progressive hearing loss in humans. Co-senior study authors David Corey (HMS) and Jeffrey Holt (HMS/Boston Children’s) are...

Read more about SHBT Faculty David Corey and Jeffrey Holt in the News
Prof. Nima Mesgarani from Columbia University

SHBT Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Nima Mesgarani 

April 20, 2019

This year's SHBT Distinguished Lecture is April 25th 2019, at 4:00 pm, and will be given Prof. Nima Mesgarani from Columbia University! The lecture will take place in Singleton Auditorium (46-3002) at MIT.

Nima Mesgarani's research is focused on exploring the representational and computational characteristics of the human brain areas involved in naturalistic speech communication. He utilizes deep neural networks on both invasive and non-invasive recording modalities...

Read more about SHBT Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Nima Mesgarani 

SHBT Student Nicole Black Wins 1st Place in Inventors Competition and is Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

March 20, 2019

Nicole Black has won 1st Place in the judged portion of the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Washington, DC. Nicole and her collegue Michael Kreder participated as "Team PionEar" as one of six graduate teams competing in the event.  

The competition is hosted by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Their invention, nicknamed "PionEar" is something that Nicole had been working on while under the SHBT minor program and in collaboration with Aaron Remenschneider and Elliott Kozin in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass Eye and Ear....

Read more about SHBT Student Nicole Black Wins 1st Place in Inventors Competition and is Featured in Smithsonian Magazine
Stefan Raufer

Stefan Raufer Awarded 2019 Helen Carr Peake and William T. Peake Research Prize

March 20, 2019

SHBT student Stefan Raufer has been awarded the 2019 Helen Carr Peake and William T. Peake Research Prize. The prize is awarded to Stefan for his research accomplishments in formulating novel approaches towards studying the human ear's mechanical response to very low-frequency/infrasound stimulation.

 

The Helen Carr Peake and William T. Peake Memorial Fund was established in 2002, through a generous donation by Dr. Sheldon Pang, an alumnus of both the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory (EPL) at the Massachusetts Eye and...

Read more about Stefan Raufer Awarded 2019 Helen Carr Peake and William T. Peake Research Prize

Neuroimaging study by SHBT faculty Eve Fedorenko

February 20, 2019

Neuroimaging study by SHBT faculty Eve Fedorenko (https://evlab.mit.edu/) published in the Journal of Neurophysiology features a photomontage of SHBT student Jeanne Gallée. The paper shows that brain areas involved in language comprehension are distinct from those involved in the observation and imitation of actions, including facial expressions. Jeanne helped to create the visual stimuli used in the experiments.