Melissa Vollrath - Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology
McGill University
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building,
Room 1234
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montréal, Québec H3G 1Y6
(514) 398-2410

melissa.vollrath [at] mcgill.ca

Research Area:  Cellular Physiology

Research Description:

My research focuses on sensory cells, called hair cells, in the auditory and vestibular system.  I am interested in understanding how these cells transduce sensory information using mechanically-gated ion channels and in understanding which genes are essential for their survival and regeneration.   Our experimental approaches include electrophysiology and molecular biology using the mouse and zebrafish models.  

Teaching: 

Coordinates and teaches in PHGY209 Mammalian Physiology 1 and PHGY212 Introduction to Physiology Laboratory 1
Teaches in:  PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2, PHGY 213 Introduction to Physiology Laboratory 2, PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience, PHGY604 Responsible Conduct in Research, PHGY351 Techniques in Physiology

Education:  B.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Training, Harvard Medical School

Link to Dr. Vollrath's publications