Vaishnavi Balaji


Vaishnavi Balaji

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Institute for Biology and Enviromental Sciences
Neurosensorics/Animal Navigation Group
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26129 Oldenburg

E-mail: vaishnavi.balaji1[at]

Vaishnavi Balaji

Doctoral researcher


since September 2020: Doctoral researcher within project Neu01 „The retinal circuitry for magnetoreception in migratory birds” of the SFB 1372 (supervisor: apl. Prof. Karin Dedek)


September, 2016 – August, 2019: M.Sc. Neuroscience jointly awarded by Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

July, 2013- June, 2016: B.Sc. Biotechnology, Manipal University, India


Neurasmus Excellence Scholarship for pursuing Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters degree in Neuroscience

Laboratory experience

September, 2020 - Present: Single cell injections in vibratome sections of retina, Preparation and processing of eyecups from birds, Immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy

February, 2019 – August, 2019 Erasmus Medisch Centrum, Rotterdam: Stereotaxic surgery (craniotomy and pedestal placement), Juxtacellular single unit recording and simultaneous optogenetic stimulation of Purkinje cells in mouse cerebellum in-vivo, transcardial perfusion, immunohistochemistry, image processing in ImageJ, electrophysiological data acquisition with Spike2 and analysis using Excel

January, 2018 – June, 2018 Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux: X. laevis brainstem preparation (microdissection), extracellular recording and simultaneous pharmacological manipulation of respiratory cranial nerves using Substance P, electrophysiology data acquisition with Spike2 and circular statistics using Oriana

January, 2016 – June, 2016 School of Life Sciences, Manipal University, India: Maintenance of cancerous (breast and liver) and noncancerous (fibroblasts) cell lines, treatment of the cell lines with prepared plant extracts, cytotoxic assays to determine anti-cancer effect of the plant extracts, data acquisition using Varioskan Flash multiplate reader and analysis using Excel

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