Mahita Kadmiel

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Office Phone: (814) 332-5375
Office Building: Steffee Hall
Office Room: B303
Box #: 10

Professional Title/s

Assistant Professor

Faculty Credentials

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

Biographical Information


Investigative Approaches in Biology, Organismal Physiology & Ecology


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

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.

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Office Hours

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  • Monday: 10:05 am – 12:05 pm (and) 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 10:05 am – 12:05 pm