Pain & Translational Symptom Science

Research

Areas of Research

  • Genetic predictors of pain modulation
  • Weight gain and breast cancer chemotherapy
  • The roles of signaling molecules and pathways in chronic and persistent pain
  • Co-morbid pain and depression
  • Modeling chemotherapy associated post-menopausal weight gain and cognitive function
  • Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST)
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Neurobiology of placebo and nocebo effects
  • Genetic predictors of pain modulation
  • Brain imaging and pain processing

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff Members

Colloca, Luana, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, PTSS
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine

Professor, PTSS
Chair, Department of Pain & Translational Symptom Science (PTSS)
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine
 
Lessans, Sherrie, PhD, RN
Director, Clinical Nurse Leader Option
Assistant Professor, PTSS
 
Li, Qun, PhD
Faculty Research Associate, PTSS
 
Ludman, Taylor
Research Coordinator, PTSS 
 
Moutanni, Aicha
Research Specialist, PTSS
 
Associate Professor, PTSS
 
Ruffin, Damen
Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician, PTSS
 
Schenk, Lieven, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, PTSS
 
Assistant Professor, PTSS

Students

Our Students

  • Mustafa Alrubaiee
  • Nicole Corsi
  • Hee Jun Kim
  • Cameron Lassiter
  • Gee Su Yang