Vijay Samineni, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

We are interested in understanding mechanisms underlying how visceral organ function is regulated in the brain and how it influences emotional wellbeing. We utilize scRNAseq, molecular and neuroanatomical tools to obtain comprehensive understanding of how the brain interprets, adapts, and responds to signals from the peripheral organs during normal and pathological states and how it shapes our emotions. We are also fostering new collaborations to developing novel optical and genetic tools for high-throughput sequencing brain nuclei.

Research keywords: pain; single cell genomics; Electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging

Basic information

Mentoring statement:As a mentor, I feel that my job is to show students how exciting science can be while giving them the necessary support to develop practical skills in hypothesis development and experimental design. I strongly believe that diverse groups bring unique skill sets and outlooks to solve problems. I strive for excellence in science we do and believe in creating supportive and inclusive environment regardless of race, background, or beliefs. I want and welcome students and scientists from under-represented and disadvantaged groups to pursue research questions they are passionate about with our group. Being an immigrant myself, I believe in leading a laboratory with a melting pot of passionate researchers with diverse upbringings. I will strive to create an environment that cultivates these beliefs. In my role I will reach out to help individuals that have had to struggle through difficult circumstances, and to provide them with every opportunity to achieve both their personal and professional goals.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:Not provided.

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
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