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Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Contact Dr. Thibeault

E-mail:
thibeault@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 263-0121

Mail:
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) BLDG. 1485
1111 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MADISON, WI 53705-2275

Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor
Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Education

  • BS, University of Western Ontario, Biology, London, Ontario, Canada, 1989
  • MS Communication Disorders, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1992
  • PhD Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Thibeault is the Director of the Voice and Swallow Section of the Otolaryngology Clinics, which specializes in evaluation and treatment of patients with voice, resonance, swallowing and airway disorders.

Research Interests

Dr. Thibeault’s translational research investigates molecular and genetic factors that are the basis of normal vocal fold tissue and its vibration. Dr Thibeault studies vocal fold injury and wound healing as a disordered model. Specifically, Dr Thibeault’s lab has two main areas of study — tissue engineering of the vocal fold lamina propria and laryngeal immunology. The lab has developed unique primary and immortalized human cell lines, in addition to vibrational bioreactors to aid in the research pursuit.

Dr. Thibeault's Lab

Funding/Grants

Recent Publications
  • Epithelial Cells Are Active Participants in Vocal Fold Wound Healing: An In Vivo Animal Model of Injury.
    Leydon C, Imaizumi M, Bartlett RS, Wang SF, Thibeault SL
    PLoS ONE 2014; 9(12):e115389.
    [PubMed ID: 25514022]
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  • Utility of cell viability assays for use with ex vivo vocal fold epithelial tissue.
    Erickson-DiRenzo E, Sivasankar MP, Thibeault SL
    Laryngoscope 2014 Dec 15.
    [PubMed ID: 25511412]
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  • Evaluation and Management of the Pediatric Thyroid Nodule.
    Guille JT, Opoku-Boateng A, Thibeault SL, Chen H
    Oncologist 2014 Dec 5.
    [PubMed ID: 25480825]
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  • Derivation of Epithelial Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells as an In Vitro Model of Vocal Mucosa.
    Lungova V, Leydon C, Thibeault S
    Methods Mol. Biol. 2014 Nov 18.
    [PubMed ID: 25403465]
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  • Electrospun fiber constructs for vocal fold tissue engineering: Effects of alignment and elastomeric polypeptide coating.
    Hughes LA, Gaston J, McAlindon K, Woodhouse KA, Thibeault SL
    Acta Biomater 2014 Nov 4.
    [PubMed ID: 25462850]
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