Professor Jeffrey T. Laitman, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology, Professor of Medical Education, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
The central focus of Professor Laitman’s research is to uncover the distinctive features of the human larynx: how it differs from those of other animals, how it changes during development, and that it may have looked like during our evolution. His work has contributed to understanding the origins of human speech and language as well as shedding light on the anatomical basis for clinical disorders such as the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Professor Laitman received his M.Phil and Ph.D from Yale University. He is Past-President of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA); President-Elect of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons (AACBNC); and Senior Associate Editor of The Anatomical Record. Professor Laitman has been elected a Fellow, Honorary Member, received Honorary Degrees and awards, or had those named in his honor, from societies and universities around the world.