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.
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.
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.
Katelyn’s research focuses on the anatomical variations of the levator veli palatini and surgical outcomes in cleft palate.
Abby Haenssler is the newest PhD student to join the lab. We are excited to have her join us beginning Fall 2017.
Current Graduate Students:
1st Year Graduate Student
Current Undergraduate Students:
Mary Watterman Julia Skinner
Payton Nall Lindsey Bates