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Allison Schaser

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Animal Models
  • Cranial Sensorimotor Behavioral Assays
  • Clinical Voice and Swallowing Care

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Speech, Swallowing and Voice Science; Speech, Swallowing and Voice Disorders


Allison Schaser, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Miami University in Ohio and a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Neurology department at Oregon Health & Science University in 2020, focused on understanding the pathophysiology of age-related synucleinopathies like Parkinson disease (PD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB).

The Schaser Research Group uses advanced imaging tools and an alpha-synuclein fibril seeding approach to study protein aggregation in a mouse model of PD and DLB.  The lab specializes in merging clinical issues, animal behavior, and exploration of pathology in the cranial sensorimotor system to characterize and treat voice, communication, and swallowing deficits in age-related synucleinopathies.

Allison was president of the Portland based non-profit Women in Science Portland while she completed her postdoctoral fellowship and is passionate about continuing her work building supportive networks to promote retention and career development opportunities for women in the sciences.


  • BS, 2007, Miami University (Ohio)
  • MS, 2009, University of Wisconsin
  • PhD, 2015, University of Wisconsin


Current Courses

  • SLHS 303 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • SLHS 419 - Intro to Neurodegeneration
  • SLHS 532 - Voice Disorders