Mahita Kadmiel

Departments: Biology

Teaching: Investigative Approaches in Biology, Organismal Physiology & Ecology

Research: Cell & Molecular Physiology, Endocrinology (Women’s health), and Ocular Inflammation

Degrees: BSc in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Medical Lab Technology, Andhra University, India
Ph.D., in Cell and Molecular Physiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Info

Phone: (814) 332-5375

Office Info

Office Location: Steffee Hall B.303

Student Office Hours:
Wednesdays: 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Thursdays: 1 – 3 pm
Fridays: 2 – 3 pm

Research Interests

My research aims at understanding the molecular basis of human diseases. Too little or too much of stress hormones (glucocorticoids) and changes in sex hormone levels (estrogen and testosterone) have been linked to vision problems. I am investigating the function of these hormones in cornea and retina using rodent models and cells derived from human eyes. I am also interested in investigating the role of hormone-mimicking chemicals (more commonly called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) on ocular cells and tissues and how they might influence ocular health.