Heath received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 2006. Following his interest in how the brain generates our perception of the world and his love for music, he chose to study Neuroscience at the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in an auditory lab with Dr. Dan Tollin. There he studied the development of head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), the development of cochlear potentials and the encoding of the acoustical cues to location by neurons in the auditory midbrain using an animal model. In 2011, he was awarded his Ph.D. in Neuroscience for his work with Dr. Tollin and has recently made the exciting jump into studying human sound localization abilities in normal and cochlear implanted listeners with Dr. Ruth Litovsky. There he plans to gain the tools and skills necessary to fulfill his lifelong dream of improving and rocking out the world of auditory impairments, one study at a time.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705