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Vishnu Cuddapah
Year Clinical 2
Laboratory Dr. Harald Sontheimer
Department Neurobiology
PhD Program Neurobiology
Research Interests Cancer Biology , Cellular Signaling , Human Disease Models , Ion Channels and Membrane Biology , Neuroscience
Undergraduate Institution Tulane University
Undergraduate Major Other, Neuroscience
Hometown New Orleans, LA
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, I attended Tulane University for college, where I majored in Neuroscience and Art History. I finally left New Orleans to attend UAB and feel it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Description PubMed ID
Cuddapah VA, Turner KL, Seifert S, Sontheimer H. Bradykinin-induced chemotaxis of human gliomas requires the activation of KCa3.1 and ClC-3. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 23;33(4):1427-40.  23345219 
Cuddapah VA, Turner KL, Sontheimer H. Calcium entry via TRPC1 channels activates chloride currents in human glioma cells. Cell Calcium. 2013 Mar;53(3):187-94.  23261316 
McFerrin MB, Turner KL, Cuddapah VA, Sontheimer H. Differential role of IK and BK potassium channels as mediators of intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic cell death. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2012 Nov 15;303(10):C1070-8.  22992678 
Cuddapah VA, Habela CW, Watkins S, Moore LS, Barclay TT, Sontheimer H. Kinase activation of ClC-3 accelerates cytoplasmic condensation during mitotic cell rounding. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2012 Feb 1;302(3):C527-38.  22049206 
Haas BR, Cuddapah VA, Watkins S, Rohn KJ, Dy TE, Sontheimer H. With-No-Lysine Kinase 3 (WNK3) Stimulates Glioma Invasion By Regulating Cell Volume. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011 Aug 3.  21813709 
Cuddapah VA, Sontheimer H. Molecular interaction and functional regulation of ClC-3 by Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in human malignant glioma. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 9;285(15):11188-96.  20139089 
Corey DM, Cuddapah VA. Delayed auditory feedback effects during reading and conversation tasks: gender differences in fluent adults. J Fluency Disord. 2008 Dec;33(4):291-305  19328981 

Book Chapters/Reviews/Proceedings
Cuddapah VA, Sontheimer H. Ion channels and tranporters in cancer. 2. Ion channels and the control of cancer cell migration. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011 Sep;301(3):C541-9.