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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Vidhya Munnamalai

Assistant Professor of Medicine
vidhya munnamalai

Vidhya Munnamalai

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 207-288-6916
Campus: JAX - Bar Harbor, Maine
Education: 
BA, Genetics, Rutgers University
PhD, Integrative Neuroscience, Purdue University
Postdoctoral Training, University of Washington; Purdue University
Research synopsis: 

The cochlea is an incredibly complex, but well-designed organ. Precise patterning across its width is linked to neural connections going to or from the brain. These different neurons serve, respectively, to convey sound to the brain, or to dampen the signal in the presence of very loud sounds. We are interested in how patterning is determined under the context of multiple signaling pathways.