Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
Jamie Lichtenstein is a biologist with teaching and research interests spanning cell and molecular biology, physiology, genetics, and immunology. Her research focuses on pulmonary and cellular inflammatory responses to the toxic mold Stachybotrys chartarum and its mycotoxins. Lichtenstein currently teaches SC216 DNA and Society.
In addition to teaching at Emerson, Lichtenstein is a Research Fellow in the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Lichtenstein's research has focused on the intersection of genetic and environmental determinants of inflammatory responses to the toxic mold Stachybotrys chartarum. In particular her current work focuses on different responses among individuals to mycotoxins from this mold. This research has been published in several journals including American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and Toxicological Sciences.
CSD Department news
See how CSD faculty, students, and alumni are shaping the fields of speech pathology, audiology, and health communication.
Katie O'Neil '09, '11
Katie O'Neil '09, '11 reveals why she chose speech pathology and how giving her students communication tools makes her feel. Watch now »
Grossman studies facial expression to aid people with autism
In her research, Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Ruth Grossman wants to address some of the communication problems that children with autism face as they interact with others at home and school.