Susan Thibeault was born and raised in Canada. She moved to the US to pursue graduate school.
- BS, University of Western Ontario, Biology, London, Ontario, Canada
- MS, Communication Disorders, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
- PhD, Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Dr. Thibeault’s NIDCD funded research focuses on furthering knowledge of vocal fold mucosa biology in health and disease. Her research program focuses broadly on further understanding the biological mechanisms of the extracellular matrix, specifically related to inflammation, fibrosis and scarring in the larynx. Specifically, the lab's research has focused on translational and clinical investigations of laryngeal disorders to characterize critical aspects of dysregulated extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. The main areas of focus on the lab are tissue regeneration, immunology, development, systems biology and microbiome of the larynx.
- Director - Voice and Voice Disorders T32
- DRP Director - UW Madison Head and Neck SPORE
- Vice Chair of Research - Department of Surgery
- Joint Appointment - Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Adjunct Appointment - Biomedical Engineering
Early Career Contributions in Research Award, American Speech Language & Hearing Association, 2005
- Robin Cotton Lecturer, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2007
- Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2010
- Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of the Vice
- Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 2016
- Honors of the Association, American Speech Language & Hearing Association, 2017