Title: Research Affiliate
Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Edgecomb, Maine, United States
Conrad Wall, Research Affiliate at Boston University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in field of scientific research and education.
Prior to embarking on his professional path, Dr. Wall pursued a formal education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1961 and a Master of Science in physics in 1969. Thereafter, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Ph.D. in bioengineering in 1975. At the start of his career, he worked as an engineering technical staff member for the Boeing Co., in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1965 to 1970, later joining the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow of the National Institutes of Health, between 1975 and 1976. He later accepted the position of a research assistant professor of otolaryngology for the renowned institution from 1976 until his departure in 1982. Dr. Wall further served as the director of Raymond E. Jordan Human Vestibular Systems Laboratory at the Eye and Ear Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1982 to 1987.
Moreover, he became the founder of BalanceTek Boston in 2009 and briefly served as a professor of otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, during 2010. Today, Dr. Wall contributes as an associate professor of otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School, an associate professor and affiliated faculty member of health sciences and technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a research affiliate of the department of aeronautical engineering with the institution. In addition, he is the founding director of the Jenks Vestibular Diagnostic Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. In the past, he held the post of an affiliated research associate professor for the Neuromuscular Research Center with Boston University, from 2003 to 2016.
In a career filled with several achievements and highlights, Dr. Wall was proud to have been the first to test electric stimulation of the human posterior ampullary nerve, which demonstrates robust nystagmus eye movements. This discovery illuminated the feasibility of balance prosthesis implants. Other professional endeavors to his credit include working with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the American National Standards Institute, and the Schepens Eye Research Institute. In recognition of his professional excellence in a span of over five decades, Dr. Wall was featured in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. Additionally, he has been the recipient of an honorary Master of Science in biomedical science from Harvard Medical University in 2010.
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