Lukas Landegger, MD, PhD
Inner Ear / Auditory Nerve Research
Lukas Landegger joined the Molecular Neurotology Laboratory (PI Konstantina Stankovic) at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in October 2013. After gaining clinical as well as research experience in various countries (US, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Singapore, Australia), he received his medical degree from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. He then served as a military doctor in the Austrian Armed Forces and soon thereafter started his residency in addition to conducting translational hearing research in Vienna, Austria. He graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience at the Medical University of Vienna in 2018 and is taking a break from his clinical training to focus on further basic research. Apart from clinical projects, he uses a variety of methodological approaches to advance inner ear gene therapy and elucidate the underlying mechanisms of vestibular schwannoma growth as well as noise-induced hearing loss (in particular auditory neuropathy).