Vaishnavi Balaji, PhD student


Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
D-26129 Oldenburg

Telefon: +49 (0) 441 798 3081
              +49 (0) 441 798 3095

E-Mail: henrik.mouritsen[at]

Assistentin von Prof. Dr. Mouritsen

Nadine Ruthenberg

Telefon: +49 (0) 441 798 3149

E-Mail: nadine.ruthenberg[at]

Vaishnavi Balaji, PhD student

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Address: AG Neurosensorik/ Animal Navigation, IBU

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11

D-26129 Oldenburg




September, 2020 - Present: PhD student, Neurosensoriks Lab, University of Oldenburg (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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