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Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Previous Seminars & Events

All seminars are held on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., in room 527 of the Health Sciences Library, unless otherwise noted.

FALL 2011 Seminars & Events

September 30

Christin Veasley

Executive Director
National Vulvodynia Association

"Advancing the Understanding of Vulvodynia as a Pain Disorder"

Click here for Ms. Veasley's bio.

Click here for Ms. Veasley's presentation.

November 2 (Wed)

1:00-2:00 P.M.; 3180 Old Dental

Jongbae J. Park, K.M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Asian Medicine & Acupuncture Research
Asst.  Professor, Dept. of Physical Med & Rehab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Orofacial Pain Clinic Lunch and Learn

"Acupuncture for Dental Patients: Evidence Update & Exploring Potentials"

Click here for Dr. Park's bio.

November 11

David Andersson, Ph.D.

Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Disease
King's College London

"TRPA1 in Pain and Analgesia"

November 18

Francesco Papaleo, Ph.D.

Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, The Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, IT
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

"Development of cognitive deficits relevant to schizophrenia in COMT and Dysbindin mouse mutants"

Click here for Dr. Papaleo's CV.


SPRING-SUMMER 2011 Seminars & Events

February 4

Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D.

E.P. Taylor Professor of Pain Research
Canada Research Chair in the Genetics of Pain (Tier I)
Dept. of Psychology and Alan Edwards Centre for Pain Research
McGill University

"The Nature and Nurture of Pain"

Click here for Dr. Mogil's bio.

February 11


Kevin Hellman, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
University of Chicago

Frank Tu, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Div. of Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL

"Pain Proliferates Pain:

Evidence for Increased Mechanical Sensitivity in Visceral Pain Conditions." (Dr. Tu)

Causes and Cures in the Brainstem." (Dr. Hellman)

February 16


12:00-1:00 P.M.; 3180 Old Dental

12:00-1:00 P.M.; 36 Brauer Hall


Poster Session:




Dental Research in Review Day

Hong Chen, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Endodontics

Greg Essick, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics


Estephan Moana, Ph.D., Research Associate, Oral Biology Program


Samantha Segall, Ph.D., Postdoc, CNSD

Doug Tsao, Ph.D., Postdoc, Endodontics


"Complex persistent pain conditions and TMD.” Presentation

“Oral Appliance Therapy in Dental Sleep Medicine."


"A Multimodalities Comparison of Sensation and Affect in Fibromyalgia Patients and Healthy Controls" 

"A Previously Unidentified Haplotype of Comt1 Influences Pain Perception in Common Inbred Strains of Mice"

"Disruptive mRNA Folding Increases Translational Efficiency."

February 25

Jongbae J. Park, K.M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Asian Medicine & Acupuncture Research
Asst.  Professor, Dept. of Physical Med & Rehab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Acupuncture for Orofacial Pain & Turning a Blind Eye to Blinding of Randomized Controlled Trials"

Click here for Dr. Park's bio.

March 11

Kati Thieme, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, CNSD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Pain Inhibition in Fibromyalgia Patients"

April 1

C. Ervin Davis III, Ph.D.

Unit Chief of Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Dental Medicine
East Carolina University

"Breathing retraining for chronic low backpain: A working proposal in response to"
April 8

Estephan Moana, D.D.S.

Research Associate
CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

"It Still Hurts! What it means when pain persists after root canal treatment: Sensory pathways & putative mechanisms"

April 21 (Thursday)

3:00 - 4:30 P.M.

Roy C. Levitt, M.D.

Director, Translational Research and Academic Affairs
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

"Genetic Susceptibility to Persistent Pain: Translating From Rodents to Humans."
June 3

Dmitri Zaykin, Ph.D.

Investigator, Biostatistics Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

"Determining the number of SNPs for following up large scale association studies."

Click here for a complete abstract.

June 17

464 Brauer Hall

Fernando Cervero, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Director, The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain McGill University

"Pain hypersensitivity: peripheral and/or spinal?"

Click here for Dr. Cervero's bio.

July 29

Eric Bair, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

"OPPERA Study Identifies Putative Risk Factors for Dysmenorrhea."

August 26

William Maixner, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham Distinguished Professor, UNC School of Dentistry
Director, Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

“Baroreceptor Influences on Pain Processing and Autonomic Function - Implications for Complex Persistent Pain Conditions”

FALL 2010 Seminars & Events


December 10

Richard B. Lipton, M.D.

Director of the Montefiore Headache Center
Professor and Vice Chair, Neurology
Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx, NY

"Chronic Migraine Lost and Found in Translation"

Click here for Dr. Lipton's bio.

November 12

Christine E. Marx, M.D., M.A.
Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center

"Neurosteroids as Novel Therapeutics and Candidate Biomarkers in Psychiatric Disorders and Pain Conditions"

November 5

Estephan Moana, D.D.S.

Research Associate
CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

"Pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia: is sleep-disordered breathing a contributing mechanism?"

November 5-6

UNC Bioinformatics Auditorium

UNC Functional GI and Motility Disorders and Invited Speakers

"Sixth Annual Research Day -
Biopsychosocial Research at UNC"

Click here for the Research Day Program.

October 29

Kate Holliday, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit
School of Translational Medicine
Musculoskeletal Research Group
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

"Exploring the Genetic Susceptibility of Musculoskeletal Pain"

Click here for Dr. Holliday's bio.

October 22

Rm. 030 Bondurant Hall

Bruce Naliboff, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Co-Director, UCLA Center for Neurovisceral Sciences & Women's Health (CNS/WH)
UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases
Chief, Psychophysiology Research Laboratory
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

"Using Defensive Reflexes in Human Pain Research"

October 15

Yingxian Pan, Ph.D.

Associate Attending
Department of Neurology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"Exploring individuality of the opioid response: Regulatory and functional diversity of the mu opioid receptor gene."

Click here for Dr. Pan's CV.

October 11

12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
Rm. 124 Taylor Hall

Susanna Rosi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

"Neuroinflammation and Gene Expression Involved in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory: Pharmacological Approaches to Restore Neuronal-Microglia Communication."

October 8

Miranda van Tilburg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Center for Functional & GI Motility Disorders
UNC School of Medicine

"Maternally inherited mtDNA sequence variants as a shared pathway for complex persistent pain conditions."

September 21

10:00 A.M.
Rm. 321 MacNider

Samantha Segall

Graduate Student, UNC Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology; CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

Thesis Defense:

"Comt1 Genotype and Expression Predicts Anxiety and Nociceptive Sensitivity in Inbred Strains of Mice"

September 10

Brian Walitt, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.R.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center Associate Director, Section of Rheumatology
Washington Hospital Center

“What is Fibromyalgia”

SUMMER 2010 Seminars & Events


August 30

12:30-1:30 p.m.
124 Taylor Hall

Robert Anholt, Ph.D.

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Biology and Genetics Director, W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology
North Carolina State University

“Genetic Architecture of Behavior”

August 20

Doug Tsao

Graduate Student, Dept. of Chemistry, UNC College of Arts and Sciences; CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

"Identifying mechanisms of COMT activity and regulation using computational chemical methods."

July 30

10:30 A.M.
2030 Bondurant Hall

Mary Beth Nebel

CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

Thesis Defense:

"Functional imaging of central mechanisms underlying human pain perception."

July 30

Vanessa Miller, MPH

CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

"The Role of Age in TMD: A Case-Control Study" - IASP poster presentation

July 23

Leigh Holcomb, PhD

Medical Science Liaison; Cephalon, Inc.

Bio - PDF

"Ready for REMs and Abuse/Addiction Screening in Chronic Pain Management Patients"

July 9

Rm. 321 MacNider

William R. Lariviere, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Summary; Biosketch Link

"Using Mouse Genetic Reference Populations to Study the Systems Neurogenetics of Pain, PART II: QTL Mapping and Transcript Covariance"

June 25

Shad Smith, PhD

CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

“Genetic Components of Risk for Persistent Pain in the OPPERA Study”

June 18

Samantha Segall

Graduate Student, UNC Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology; CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

"Janus Molecules of Pain: The Dichotomous Role of Catecholamines in Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems"

SPRING 2010 Seminars & Events


January 15

8:30-9:30am, 3rd Floor Conference Room., Thurston Arthritis Res Center

Kati Thieme, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Scholar, CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

"Psychophysiology, Neuropsychology, and Patient Education in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)"

January 22

Sergei Makarov, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Attagene, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Dentistry

"The FACTORIAL: How to Assess Activities of 50+ Gene Regulatory Pathways in a Single Well."

PDF: Romanov, et al. (2008)

January 25

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Rm. 4127 Bioinformatics Building

(lunch will be served)

Ami D. Sperber, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Presentation for the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders

"The prevalence and effect of gas, bloating and flatus on interpersonal relationships and quality of life in healthy students."

January 26

Rm. 1131 Bioinformatics Building

William Maixner, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor; Director, CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

Last Lecture Series:

"The Development of a Scientific Career:  The Effects of Time & Space"

Reception to follow.

January 26

4:30 - 5:30 PM
2nd Floor Surgical Conference Room, UNC Hospital

Ami D. Sperber, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

GI Grand Rounds

"Sleep impairment in functional GI disorders."

February 5

Preetam Schramm, PhD, RPSGT
Senior Clinical Specialist

Introduction by Greg Essick, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics, UNC School of Dentistry

"Cardiopulmonary Coupling: An overview with Clinical Applications"

"Sleep-disordered breathing, autonomic nervous system hyperactivity, and chronic persistent pain conditions (CPPCs): A causal relationship? Implications for therapy.” PDF: Sleep Medicine Letter

February 12

Rm: Brauer 464

Thomas Chelimsky, M.D.
Director, Autonomic Disorders, UHCMC
Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Jeffrey Janata, Ph.D.
Division Chief, Psychology, UHCMC
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

"Static and Dynamic Measures of Autonomic Nervous System Function"

February 19

Stephen A. Bernard, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Co-Director, Palliative Care Program and Palliative Care Course;
Professor of Medicine, UNC

"Translational Research in Supportive Care"

February 25 (Thu)

Dickson Conference Room, 3rd Floor Thurston Building

Anne Sanders, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UNC School of Dentistry


Thurston Speaker Series

“Social Epidemiologic Applications in Dentistry”

March 5

M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D.

Harold Griffith Professor of Anesthesia, Professor in Dentistry and Neurology, Director, McGill Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University

“Altered central nervous system processing in chronic pain.”

March 12

G100 Bondurant Hall

Karen G. Raphael, Ph.D.

Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, New York University


"Childhood Abuse, Psychosocial Trauma, and Chronic Pain"

March 17

12:30 – 6:30 PM UNC Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB G202)

Symposium Chair: Dr. Jongbae J. Park

Assistant Professor, UNC PM&R

Program and speakers - PDF

Satellite Symposium to SAR 2010 International Conference

“Bridging Research and Practice in Acupuncture: International Partnership”

March 18-21

Sheraton Hotel Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Daniel Clauw Unviersity of Michigan

Dr. Josephine Briggs NCCAM/NIH

Dr. Claudia M. Witt Charité University, Berlin

Flyer - PDF

Society for Acupuncture Research 2010 International Conference

Translational Research in Acupuncture: Bridging Science, Practice & Community

April 8 (Thu)

Dickson Conference Room, 3rd Floor Thurston Building

Richard H. Gracely, Ph.D.

Professor, CNSD, UNC School of Dentistry

Thurston Speaker Series

“Pain Research”

April 9

Dustin Gibson

Research Analyst, CNSD, School of Dentistry

“Molecular dynamics simulation of MOR1 receptor by homology modeling”

April 16

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Carolina Center for Genome Sciences,
Laboratories for Reproductive Biology

"The Collaborative Cross: a mammalian platform for systems genetics."

April 23

William R. Lariviere, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Summary

"Using Mouse Genetic Reference Populations to Study the Systems Neurogenetics of Pain"

April 30

Leigh Callahan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Social Medicine Thurston Arthritis Research Center

Bio - link

"Social Determinants and Arthritis Outcomes"

May 28

Joanne Pizzino, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Center of Raleigh

Bio - PDF

“Fibromyalgia: A Real Condition with Real Solutions. An Evidence-Based, Integrative Algorithm for Treatment.”

FALL 2009 Seminars & Events

September 18 Speaker: Denniz Zolnoun, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine

Title: “Vulvodynia: a myofacial pain disorder in disguise"

September 11 Speaker: Pavel Gris, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, CNSD, Dental Research, UNC

Title: “Functional characterization of the novel alternatively spliced Isoform of mu-opioid receptor ORRM"

SUMMER 2009 Seminars & Events

August 21 Speaker: Feng Ding, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. Biochmistry and Biophysics, UNC

Title: "Multiscale modeling of Zn, Cu Super Oxide Dismutase folding, misfolding and aggregation"

August 14 Speaker: Richard H. Gracely, Ph.D.
Professor, Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders, School of Dentistry, UNC

Title: "FMRI analysis of the effects of an SNRI on tenderness in fibromyalgia"

July 17 Shad Smith, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Journal Club discussion of the following article:

Goldstein, DB.Common Genetic Variation and Human Traits. NEJM, 360, 1696-1698 (2009). (link:

July 15 Speaker: Andrea Kurz, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Clinical Anesthesiology, Outcomes Research

Title: "Anesthesia and Outcomes"

***NOTE Special Event - Day, Time, & Location
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds
Wednesday, 7-8a.m., Bondurant Hall G100


July 3 NO SEMINAR - University holiday





SPRING 2009 Seminars

May 29 Chloe Hil
UNC Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow

Title "Development of a More Sensitive Method to Measure Visceral Pain Sensitivity"

May 22 Dr. Kati Thieme
Visitng Scholar, Center for Neurosensory Disorders, University of North Carolina

Title: "Heterogeneity of PreOPPERA sample"




April 17 Jeanne Taylor Hernandez, PhD, MSPH
Director of Behavioral Health, Associate Director, Pain Training Program Anesthesia Pain Division, University of North Carolina

Title: "Indicators of noncompliance with opioid pain medication in chronic pain patients, and the potential role of  lifetime trauma in the need for opioids"


April 3 Dr. Kati Thieme
Visiting Research Scholar, University of North Carolina Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Title: "Pathogenetic pathways of vulnerability in chronic pain disorders"

March 27 William Stanley
Fourth Year Dental Student, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Title: "Worry in patients with chronic orofacial pain"

March 20 Dr. Roman Cregg
Academic Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia, ITU and Pain Medicine, University College London Hospital and Medical School

Title: "Molecular Mechanisms of Pain"

March 2 Dr. Peggy Mason
Professor in Dept of Neurobiology & Chair of the Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago, IL

Title: "From Pain Modulation to Obestiy"

***NOTE Special Day, Time, & Location
Monday, 12:00-1:00pm
Medical Biomolecular Research Building, Room G202

February 27 April Soward
Research Coordinator for TRYUMPH Research Program, University of North Carolina

Title: “Overview of the Women’s Health Study”.

February 16 Dr. Anna-Kari Hajati
Specialist in Orthodontics, Karolinska Institute 

Title: “Early signs of bone tissue resorption in the TMJ of patients with recent diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis”

***NOTE different day, same time and location

February 13 Dr. Trudy Mackay
William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics,
North Carolina Sate University

Title: “Systems genetics of complex traits in Drosophila”

***NOTE time, & location
12PM, 2204 Medical Biomolecular Research Building, University of North Carolina

January 23 Dr. Inna Tchivileva
Research Associate, University of North Carolina Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Title: Signaling pathways mediating beta 3 adrenoreceptor-induced production of IL-6 in adipocytes

January 16 Dr. Estephan Moana
Graduate Student, University of North Carolina Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Title: Atypical Odontalgia: An intra-oral presentation of trigeminal neuropathic pain

FALL 2008 Seminars

December 19 Bryan Roth
Professor and Director, NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program
Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina

Title: Selective drugs and evolved receptors to modulate neuronal pathways

December 12 Vince Setola
Research Assistant Professor, NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program
Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina

Title: The NIHM PDSP: An Invaluable Resource for Pharmacology Research

December 5 Jane Leserman
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Title: Trauma and Chronic Pain: Prevalence, Links and Mechanisms

November 21 Line Loken
Graduate Student, Institution of Neuroscience & Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Title: Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans

November 14 Dr. Francis McGlone
Professor, Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, UK

Title: Simultaneous acquisition of EEG and fMRI employing novel noise cancelling technology: Basic neuroscience and clinical applications

November 7 Dr. Kenneth Byrd
Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Title: fMRI analyses of human orofacial clench and grind movements

October 24 Samantha Segall
Graduate student in Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina

Title: COMT activity in mice and its relevance to pain sensitivity

October 10 Douglas Tsao
Graduate Student, University of North Carolina Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders

Title: A literature review of structural aspects and molecular mechanisms of FMRP activity

SUMMER 2008 Seminars

September 9 Dr. Joe Hammang
Director, Science Policy & Public Affairs, Pfizer Global Research & Development

Title: The Value of Medicines, Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery and Development and the Impact on Healthcare and Healthcare Reform

***NOTE Special Day, Time, & Location
Tuesday, 12:00-1:00pm
MacNider Building, Conference Room #321
(Lunch will be provided)

Please RSVP to Ken Jolly at 919-219-9966 by September 5

September 5 Dr. James Fricton
Department of Orofacial Pain, University of Minnesota

Title: Research advances that will impact orofacial pain practice

August 8 Dr. Alan G. Finkel
Director of Headache Clinic, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Title: Migraine

*** Please note change of location: 150 Old Dental Building

August 1 Dr. Gary Asher
Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina

Title: Here, eat this root: complementary and alternative medicine approaches for pain

July 4 University Holiday
no seminar

June 30 Dr. Ilya Mazo
President of Ariadne Genomics, Rockville, MD

Title: Pathway analysis to understand disease mechanisms

June 27 Dr. Israel Liberzon
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Title: PTSD: In search for elusive endophenotype

June 20 Dr. Barbara Reed
Department of Family Practice, University of Michigan Medical School

Title: Vulvodynia:  now you see it .... now you don't

June 13 Douglas Tsao

Title: Understanding pain sensitivity: tertiary structure prediction of COMT mRNA haplotypes

June 6 Dr. Inna Tchivileva

Title: Effect of propranolol on TMJ treatment: Preliminary findings


August 17-22, 2008 -- 12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

May 8-10, 2008 -- 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Tampa, FL

April 26, 2008 -- Support the Thurston Arthritis Research Center team in the 2008 Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk!

February 20, 2008 -- Dental Research in Review Day, UNC School of Dentistry

SPRING 2008 seminars

May 30 Dr. Duncan Lascelles
N.C. State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Title: Clinical pain research in animals: diseases or models?

May 23 no seminar

May 12 Dr. Peter Svensson
University of Aarhus, Denmark

Title: Experimental orofacial pain--possibilities and limitations

May 9 no seminar

May 2 Dr. Denis Gris

Title: Caterpillars in neuroinflammation

April 22 Dr. Kati Theime
University of Heidelberg, Germany, Dept. of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Title: Psychophysiological responses in chronic pain patients

April 18 no seminar

April 11 Dr. William Maixner

Title: OPPERA--Past, present and future

April 4 Dr. Maria V. Popescu
Department of Hearing and Speech, Vanderbilt University

Title: Compensatory mechanisms induced by unilateral sensory deprivation

March 28 no seminar

March 21 University Holiday
**no seminar**

March 14 ** 9:30 am ** Dr. Lan Ding
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Title: Clone splice variants of regulator of G protein signaling 4 in human and mice brain, and Rgs4, calcium channel and synaptic transmission

March 7 Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves
Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics UTHSC

Title: A TRP through the Trigeminal System

February 29 Dr. Mark Hollins

Title: Does hypervigilance involve perceptual amplification?

February 22 Mary Beth Nebel

Title: Modulation of tactile responsiveness in somatosensory cortex by noxious heat: an fMRI investigation

February 15 Dr. Sam McLean

Title: Pilot data results regarding genetic and non-genetic predictors of pain and psychological sequelae after minor MVC

February 8 Dr. Pat Flood

Journal Club: Current treatments in Parkinson's Disease

2007 Seminars

Dr. Andrew Shaw, Duke University: "Pain after thoracic surgery: opportunities to do better" 09/14/2007

Li Qian: "Anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of opioids: beyond conventional opioid receptors" 08/31/2007

Dr. Luda Diatchenko: "Genetic Architecture of Human Pain Perception: Genotypic Pain Chip” 08/24/2007

Dr. Frank Keefe, Duke University: "Emotional expression and pain: new findings and new directions” 08/17/2007

Jason R. Goldsmith: "Polysome Profiling of COMT Haplotypes” 08/03/2007

Matt Conrad: “Nitric Oxide and COMT Dependent Pain” 07/20/2007

Dr. Derrick Nehrenberg: “Mice selectively bred for high aggression reproduce common features of emotion dysregulation” 07/13/2007

Dr. Inna Tchivileva: "COMT and pain: déjà vu all over again" 07/06/2007

Dr. Asma Khan: "TNFa and Pain: Translation from Basic Science to Clinic" 06/29/2007

Dr. Sergei Romanov: "High-Content Reverse Transcriptomics Analysis of Mammalian Cells - Quantitative assessment of multiple transcription regulatory pathways with a novel high-capacity transcription reporter system" 6/1/2007

Dr. Richard Gracely: "Pain - Measurement and Mechanisms" 5/25/07

Dr. Pavel Gris: "Strategies for functional characterization of 11 and 13 exons on human mu-opioid receptor" 05/18/07

Dr. Anahit Mehrabyan: "Small Fiber Neuropathy in Diabetes" 05/11/2007

Dr. Shamil Sunyaev: "Effect of genomic mutations on fitness, function, and phenotype " 04/25/2007

Dr. Bob Cogill, Wake Forest University : "Spatial and intensity discrimination of pain and its dynamic modulation" 04/27/2007

Dr. Gary Slade: "Orofacial pain in the Australian population" 3/30/07

Dr. Gabriel Weinreb: "Taking Advantage of Disadvantage: Causal Mapping (CMAP) as a New Systems Biology Tool" 3/23/07

Dr. Eric Bair: "Methods to Predict Patient Survival Based on DNA Microarray Data" 2/16/07

Dr. Chris Vinyard: "Pattern and Function in the Evolution of Jaw-Muscle Activity Patterns in Primates" (Research info here) 2/9/2007

Last Modified: 04/18/2012