Pain and Pain Mechanisms

Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence