Preeti M. Sivasankar, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Laryngeal physiology
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Production
  • Voice across the lifespan
  • Hypersensitive airway

Biography:

Preeti Sivasankar is Professor and Associate Head of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) with courtesy appointments in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Indiana University School of Medicine-West Lafayette). Prof. Sivasankar’s research focuses on voice production and laryngeal physiology and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and as a Purdue University Faculty Scholar. Prof. Sivasankar is active in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and is a recipient of teaching awards including the SLHS Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor, and the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Prof. Sivasankar is a Fellow of the CIC (Big 10 Alliance) Academic Leadership Program and a Purdue University HHS Dean’s Fellow. In 2012, Dr. Sivasankar was a Visiting Academic at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She can be contacted at preeti@purdue.edu

Recent Publications:

Kosinski, AM., Sivasankar, MP. & Panitch, A. (2015). Varying RGD concentration and cell phenotype alters the expression of extracellular matrix genes in vocal fold fibroblasts. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A.

Kosinski, AM., Pothen, J. Panitch, A. & Sivasankar MP (2015). Dexamethasone controlled release on TGF-B1 treated vocal fold fibroblasts. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology.

Sundarrajan, A., Erickson-Levendoski, E. & Sivasankar, MP. (2015). A preliminary investigation of potential biases in Phonation Threshold Pressure analysis. Journal of Voice, 29, 1, 22-25.

Erickson-Levendoski, E. & Sivasankar, MP. (2014). Vocal fold ion transport and mucin gene expression with acrolein exposure. Journal of Membrane Biology, 247, 5, 441-450.

Durkes, A. & Sivasankar, MP. (2014). Bicarbonate availability on vocal fold epithelial defense to acidic challenge. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 123, 1, 71-76

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Preeti M. Sivasankar

Professor & Associate Head

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3016
Phone: 765-496-6628
preeti@purdue.edu

Lab:

Sivasankar Laboratory

Sivasankar CV

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