Dr. Medhane Cumbay has extensive experience in cell surface receptor function as it relates to cellular signaling, elucidating drug-receptor interactions, neurodegenerative diseases, and drug development. He earned a BS in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University in 1995. While working with multiple research groups at Oregon Health Sciences University between 1995 and 1998, Dr. Cumbay developed an interest in neuroscience and neuropharmacology. This led him to pursue a doctoral degree at Purdue University, Indiana, where he earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology in 2004. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Butler University, Indiana, in 2007, and the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indiana, in 2015.