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Manoj Puthenveedu, MBBS, Ph.D.

Director of CMB
Professor of Pharmacology
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Training and Identities:
MORE Committee Member, NRMN Trained Facilitator, HHMI Gilliam and CIMER Mentor training, Implicit Bias, Allyship, Gender Bias, Anti-Racism, Disability Awareness, Intercultural Development Inventory

Research Interests

The Puthenveedu lab studies how receptor signaling pathways are organized in the cell, focusing on GPCRs relevant to drug addiction. We investigate the exciting new idea that signaling is specified not just by the drug/receptor pair, but also by where in the cell the receptors are located. We use innovative microscopy and molecular genetic techniques to directly track receptor trafficking and function in real time in living cells. The long-term goal is to identify factors that will allow us to actively relocate receptors to specific sites in the cell to fine-tune signaling.