The Team

Laboratory Director

Jamie Perry, PhD CCC-SLP

Dr. Perry’s research uses magnetic resonance imaging and 3D computer technology to study the anatomy, speech, and surgical approaches used to treat cleft palate. Her research is funded through the National Institute of Health. Her current work is aimed to examine the effect of gender and race on craniometric morphology and how it relates to cleft palate surgery. She serves on cleft palate craniofacial teams in NC and IL and provides service through surgical mission trips to third world countries.

Dr. Perry’s Contact Information





Lakshmi Kollara-Sunil, PhD



Lakshmi’s research are focuses on using MRI and 3D imaging technology to study the speech mechanism in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Her work involves the development and translation of non-sedated, child friendly MRI scanning protocols across healthy controls and clinically complex groups.

Lakshmi’s Bio & Contact Information






Kazlin Mason, PhD (ABD) CCC-SLP


Kazlin’s area of research focuses on the anatomical underpinnings for successful surgical and speech outcomes. She is utilizing MRI technology to study surgical approaches used to treat resonance disorders secondary to craniofacial anomalies.

Kazlin’s Bio & Contact Information








Katelyn Kotlarek, MS CCC-SLP


Katelyn’s research focuses on the anatomical variations of the levator veli palatini and surgical outcomes in cleft palate.

Katelyn’s Bio & Contact Information









Abigail Haenssler, MS


Abby Haenssler is the newest PhD student to join the lab. We are excited to have her join us beginning Fall 2017.











PhD Lab

Current Graduate Students:

Kelly Hauhuth
1st Year Graduate Student

Eshan Pau
2017 Graduate







Current Undergraduate Students:
Mary Watterman                  Julia Skinner
Payton Nall                           Lindsey Bates
Madison Currier