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Vidhya Munnamalai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bar Harbor, ME

Development of the mammalian inner ear, investigating cell fate decisions under the influence of signaling pathways.

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Education and experience


2004-2009: Ph.D. Integrative Neuroscience (PULSe) Purdue University
Thesis: F-actin and NOXes have a synergistic relationship in Aplysia californica Neuronal Growth Cones.
Research advisor: Dr. Daniel M. Suter

2000-2004: B.A. Genetics (Highest Honors), Henry Rutgers Scholar, Rutgers University
Henry Rutgers Thesis: The role of PDZ Domain proteins in the localization of GLR-1 in Caenorhabditis
elegans. Research advisor: Dr. Christopher Rongo


June 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory

July 2017- May 2018: Assistant Research Scientist, Purdue University, West Lafayette

September 2012- 2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, West Lafayette

February 2010-August 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle