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Lea Sayce is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Her professional interests encompass the molecular biology underlying healthy and pathophysiologic voice. As the lead experimentalist in the Laryngeal Biology Laboratory, she investigates the safety and efficacy of commonly prescribed treatments for benign phonotraumatic vocal fold injuries, as well as the mechanisms underpinning injury repair in the presence and absence of “standard of care” treatment. Sayce is also involved in graduate level teaching, leading PhD level independent studies and maintaining an appointment as a Visiting Instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Department of Communication Science and Disorders


Communication Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Science and Disorders
Speech-Language Pathology