Research InterestsWork in the lab ranges from molecular genotyping of human and rodent DNA samples to phenotyping pain in humans and rodent models of neuropathy, including pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, behaviour and electrophysiology.
Keywords: Peripheral nerve, dorsal root ganglia, trigeminal ganglion, spinal dorsal horn, trigeminal brainstem nuclear complex, pain behaviour, modeling pain in rodents, analgesia, mice, rats, humans, gender effects, plasticity, population genetics, molecular genomics, pharmacognentics, phenomics, transcriptomics.
Cell and tissue culture: Neurons.
Procedures: Behavioural tests, electrophysiology, gene expression analysis, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microarrays, psychophysical sensory testing, qRT-PCR, RT-PCR, western blot.
Amplifier, analytical balances, benchtop centrifuge, blotting apparatus, confocal microscope, cyrostat, dissecting microscope, electrophysiology rig, gel apparatus, low- and high-speed centrifuge, mini vortexer, real-time/thermocycler, stimulator, stirrer/hot plate, water baths.
Within the Department of Physiology:
Outside the Department of Physiology:
Karen Davis, Medical Sciences, Toronto Western Hospital
Simon Beggs, Dentistry U-of-T, Canada
Marshall Devor, Hebrew U, Jerusalem, Israel
Zhong Chen, U-of-Zhejiang, Hangzhou, PR China
Shi-Hong Zhang, U-of-Zhejiang, Hangzhou, PR China
Jean-Jacques Vatine, Tel Aviv U, Israel
Yoram Shir, McGill U, Canada
Joel Katz, York U, Canada
Scott Diehl, UMDNJ, Newark, USA
Inna Belfer, U-of-Pittsburgh, USA
Thor Thorgeirson, DECODE, Iceland
Herta Flor, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Marcella Rietshel, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Burchiel Kim, University of Oregon, USA