Kalyani Muhunthan

Kalyani Muhunthan


Research Associate/Lab Manager

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
228 Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164


Faculty supervisor

Tarah Sullivan

Educational background

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Washington State University, 2000

Area of research interest

Application of molecular cell biology techniques towards finding cure for concord grape chlorosis, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration.


Stenkamp, D.L., R. Satterfield, K. Muhunthan, T. Sherpa, T.S. Vihtelic, and D. Cameron. 2008. Age-Related Cone Abnormalities in Zebrafish with Genetic Lesions in Sonic Hedgehog. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 49(10):4631-40. doi: 10.1167/iovs.07-1224

Wright, J.W., S.E. Meighan, E.S. Murphy, K.L. Holtfreter, C.J. Davis, M.L. Olson, C.C. Benoist, K. Muhunthan, and J.W., Harding. 2006. Habituation of the head-shake response induces changes in brain matrix metalloproteinases-3 (MMP-3) and -9. Behav. Brain Res. 174(1):78-85.

Murphy, E.S., J.W. Harding, K. Muhunthan, K.L. Holtfreter, and J.W. Wright. 2005. Role of mitogen-activated protein kinases during recovery from head-shake response habituation in rats. Brain Res. 1050(1-2):170-179.

Wright, J.W., E.S. Murphy, I.E. Elijah, K.L. Holtfreter, C.J. Davis, M.L. Olson, K. Muhunthan, and J.W. Harding. 2004. Influence of hippocampectomy on habituation, exploratory behavior, and spatial memory in rats. Brain Res. 2004; 1023(1):1-14.