New paper on LaDIVA: a neurocomputational model providing laryngeal motor control for speech acquisition and production
Our paper “LaDIVA: A neurocomputational model providing laryngeal motor control for speech acquisition and production” by Hasini R. Weerathunge, Gabriel A. Alzamendi, Gabriel J. Cler, Frank H. Guenther, Cara E. Stepp, and Matías Zañartu is now out in PLOS Computational Biology!
Congratulations to lab member Kimberly Dahl for winning the ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to strong doctoral candidates who are pursuing teacher-investigator careers in the academic environment. Kim will use this scholarship to help further her research examining voice and communication in transmasculine individuals and other gender-diverse populations.
New paper on Impaired auditory discrimination and auditory-motor integration in hyperfunctional voice disorders
Our paper "Impaired auditory discrimination and auditory-motor integration in hyperfunctional voice disorders" by Defne Abur, Austeja Subaciute, Mara Kapsner-Smith, Roxanne K. Segina, Lauren F. Tracy, J. Pieter Noordzij and Cara Stepp is now out in Scientific Reports!
Check out our new paper, "Acuity to Changes in Self-Generated Vocal Pitch in Parkinson's disease" by Defne Abur and Cara E. Stepp in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research!
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Hasini Weerathunge!
Hasini Weerathunge was recently selected as a Hariri Graduate Student Fellow. The Hariri Graduate Fellows Program recognizes outstanding PhD graduate students who pursue computational and data-driven research at Boston University.
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Defne Abur!
Defne was recently awarded an NIH/NIDCD F31 predoctoral fellowship to study "Longitudinal changes to speech in Parkinson’s disease phenotypes"!
Alum Gabriel Cler selected to the inaugural class of the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program
Stepp Lab alum Gabriel Cler has been selected as an award recipient for the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program (OSNAP)! The Outstanding Scholar in Neuroscience is a new postdoctoral recruiting effort designed to recognize and support those who are conducting exceptional research and have a great academic potential! Congratulations, Gabe!
Check out our new article “Research-Based Updates in Swallowing and Communication Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease: Implications for Evaluation and Management” published in the Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups SIG 3 authored by Courtney Broadfoot, Defne Abur, Jesse Hoffmeister, Cara Stepp, and Michelle Ciucci!
Congratulations to lab member Roxanne Segina for winning the ASHFoundation's NSSLHA Graduate Student Scholarship! This endowed scholarship is awarded to students beginning their first year in a Communication Sciences and Disorders master's degree program. Roxanne will be recognized by the ASHFoundation at the 2019 ASHA Convention.