Lukas Landegger joined the Molecular Neuro-Otology and Biotechnology Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (PI Konstantina Stankovic) 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 Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Medical University of Vienna in 2018 and is taking a break from his clinical training to focus on basic research. Apart from clinical projects, he uses a variety of methodological approaches to advance inner ear gene therapy and elucidate the mechanisms that underlie noise-induced hearing loss and vestibular schwannoma growth. He will be running the 2018 Boston Marathon and is currently raising money to support hearing research.