Michael Slama is a medical student at Harvard Medical School. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Metz, France) and at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Master’s degree in 2005. In 2011, he obtained a PhD from the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT) Program of the Harvard-MIT division of Health Sciences and Technology. While in the SHBT program, he first worked with Dr. John Rosowski on characterizing middle ear transmission in chinchilla, using hand-made miniature fiber-optic pressure sensors. He then joined Dr. Bertrand Delgutte’s laboratory to study the neural coding of sound envelope in reverberant environments, by performing single-unit recordings in the auditory midbrain of unanesthetized rabbit. His current research with Dr. Daniel Lee focuses on the study of new generation auditory brainstem implants. He is the recipient of a 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.