Manoj Puthenveedu-BrainHub - Carnegie Mellon University

Manoj Puthenveedu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Manoj PuthenveeduManoj Puthenveedu studies how commonly abused drugs, like morphine and heroin, impact neuronal function at the receptor level in living neurons. He uses sophisticated imaging techniques to examine the dynamics of the receptors as they relocate to different parts of the cell in response to drugs and how changes in these processes contribute to drug tolerance and dependence.

Puthenveedu holds an Eberly Family Career Development Professorship in Biological Sciences, which supports exceptional faculty early in their career. He received an NIH Pathway to Independence Award. He holds a medical degree from the Government Medical College in India, and completed his doctoral work at Carnegie Mellon and postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco.