Please join us for this fabulous opportunity to learn more about pain and pain research with Dr. Allan Basbaum.
Allan Basbaum, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Basbaum is a leading expert in the neural mechanisms of pain sensation and pain control, with over 40 years of research on this topic. He was one of the first researchers to investigate the neural pathways that mediate the analgesic effects of opioids and deep-brain stimulation. His laboratory at UCSF examines the mechanisms through which tissue and nerve injury produce changes in the peripheral and central nervous systems, leading to chronic pain. He and his team utilize a multidisciplinary approach, from behavioral, neuroanatomical, pharmacological to molecular analyses in wild type and genetically altered mice. Recently, his team is investigating transplantation of embryonic stem cells into the spinal cord to overcome the neurological consequences arising from peripheral nerve injury.
The lecture will be held in HEC Fontaine auditorium on Wednesday, March 22 from 3-5pm.