Ranjini Ambalavanar, PhD.
Division of Investigative Oversight
Office of Research Integrity
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD

Title: Research Integrity – Avoiding Misconduct in Research

Dr. Ranjini Ambalavanar is a Scientist-Investigator in the Division of Investigative Oversight (DIO), Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Dr. Ambalavanar conducts oversight review of cases of scientific misconduct in Public Health Service (PHS)-funded research at US institutions. ORI promotes integrity in biomedical research supported by the PHS and oversees investigations of research misconduct cases. Prior to joining the ORI in May 2009, Dr. Ambalavanar was a Neuroscientist at the University of Maryland Dental School (UMD). Dr. Ambalavanar received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Liverpool, UK. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University, UK and NINDS, NIH, (Bethesda, MD, USA). Dr. Ambalavanar explored the neural mechanisms of chronic craniofacial pain disorders and provided creative directions in science by her unique contributions to the field. She has published many peer reviewed articles and invited book chapters in her field of research.