Sriram Boothalingam joins the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The assistant professor is eager to work among the leaders of hearing research at UW-Madison.

Sriram Boothalingam
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hometown: Chennai, India

Educational background: BSc (Speech and Hearing), University of Mysore, India, 2007;MSc (Audiology), University of Southampton, England, UK, 2008;PhD (Hearing Science), Western University, London, ON, Canada, 2014.

Previous position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

How did you get into your field of research?

After I learned that the inner ear can produce sounds on its own and that the brain controls what we hear, I was hooked! I wanted to learn more about these biological mechanisms and in the process, I was fortunate to have worked with brilliant scientists and mentors.

What attracted you to UW-Madison?

UW-Madison has been a hearing research powerhouse for several decades. Many groundbreaking discoveries in hearing science have come from UW-Madison. It is an immensely humbling experience to be among the very pillars of hearing research, while at the same time the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field is an opportunity I could not pass on.

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