Molecular mechanisms underlying chronic pain
Department of Pharmacology
We aim at understanding molecular mechanisms underlying chronic pain resulting from long-lasting inflammation or cancer. A major focus is laid on addressing signalling mechanisms which underlie activity-dependent changes in primary sensory neurons transmitting pain (nociceptors) and their synapses in the spinal dorsal horn. Our current work spans molecular, genetic, behavioural, electrophysiological and imaging approaches in vitro as well as in vivo in rodent models of pathological pain.
Structure of the Group
|Group Leader:||Rohini Kuner|
|Postdoctoral fellows:||Nitin Agarwal, Kiran Bali, Vijayan Gangadharan, Pooja Gupta, Céline Heinl, Sanjeev Kaushalya, Jianning Lu, Christian Njoo, Eszter Paldy, Deepitha Selvaraj, Manuela Simonetti, Linette Tan, Anke Tappe-Theodor, Lucas Vicuna|
|Technicians:||Dunja Baumgartl-Ahlert, Nadine Gehrig, Karin Meyer, Hans-Josef Wrede|