Lakshmi Kollara

PhD Graduate | June 2016


East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Communication Disorders & Sciences

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Master of Science (M.S.) Communication Disorders & Sciences
2011 – 2015

Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore University, India
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Speech and Hearing Sciences


  • Kollara L, Perry JL (2014). The effects of gravity on the velopharyngeal structures in children using upright magnetic resonance imaging. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 51(06), 669-676. doi: 10.1597/13-107
  • Kollara L, Schenck G, Perry JL (2014). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for the treatment of hypernasality: A single subject case study. ASHA SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, 24(02), 48-58
  • Broadwell K, Perry JL, Kollara L, Nyswonger J (2015). Aerodynamic speech characteristics in upright and supine positions. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorder, 42, 173-181
  • Kollara L, Perry JL, Hudson S (2016). Racial variations in velopharyngeal and craniometric morphology in children: An imaging study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(1):27-38. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-S-14-0236
  • Rahimian P, Perry JL, Kollara L, Tabrizi N (in press). Using synchronized audio mapping to predict velar and pharyngeal wall locations during dynamic MRI sequences. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology


Kollara-Sunil L, Perry JL (2014). Gravitational Influences on the Velopharyngeal Structures among Children. Cleft Palate Foundation Grant; Karlind Moller Research Grant. Total Amount: $500.00. Funded.

Perry JL, Kollara L, Marcus J (2014). Morphological Variations in Velopharyngeal Muscles Among Individuals with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Cleft Palate Foundation; Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant. Total Amount: $10,000. Funded.