The Center of Biomedical 研究 Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

成立于2012年, the Center of Biomedical 研究 Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function (图) supports a vibrant and collaborative neuroscience research program at 澳客网官网首页. The goal of the center is to increase the scientific understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain, facilitating the discovery and development of novel therapies.

Through funding from the National Institute of General Medical 科学s*, the center continues to expand and diversify in exciting ways — recruiting neuroscience faculty to 澳客网官网首页, 支持 神经科学研究人员, and launching the research programs of junior faculty via our 试点项目计划.

The center also supports two state-of-the-art research facilities — the 行为的核心组织学和影像核心 — which provide expertise, training, and instrumentation to perform cutting-edge research.

*NIGMS grant # P30GM145497, PI-Meng


  1. Create a critical mass of neuroscience researchers necessary to sustain a vibrant and competitive research center. The center supports promising junior scientists, administers a pilot project grant program to fund additional neuroscience projects, and provides start-up funds for the recruitment of new faculty.
  2. Expand 澳客网官网首页’s neuroscience research infrastructure, providing core facilities that allow investigators to carry out cutting-edge research. 两个核心设施, the 行为的核心 和 组织学和影像核心, provide researchers access to specialized instrumentation and equipment, as well as the training and expertise needed to use it.


Back row (left to right): Peter Caradonna, 组织学和影像核心 manager; 克里塔克, 行为的核心 co-director; Denise Giuvelis, 行为的核心 manager; 伊恩·孟, 图 principle investigator; Derek Molliver, 组织学和影像核心 director; Christoph Straub, 图 Project Leader; 迈克尔·伯尔曼, 图 project leader; Benjamin Harrison, 图 Project Leader; 詹妮弗·马龙, 图协调员和评估员 前排:梅根·托马希博士.D. Candidate in Straub Lab; Makaela Rice, Straub Lab Manager; Emily Addleson, Molliver Lab Manager; Emily Whitaker, Good Lab Manager; Diana Goode, 图 pilot project recipient; Ling Cao, 图 graduate and mentor; 杰夫•甘特图, 组织学和影像核心 co-director; Brad Best, 核心技术人员


The center is pleased to enlist the advice and expertise of its 指导委员会 and External Advisory Board.


Academic Director, School of Social and Behavioral 科学s.
Co-Director, 组织学和影像核心
Headshot of U N E Associate Provost of 研究 and Scholarship Karen Houseknecht
Associate Provost for 研究 and Scholarship
Director, Center of Biomedical 研究 Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function
Headshot of U N E COM faculty member Derek Molliver
Director, 组织学和影像核心


Yves De Koninck博士.D., 教授 of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Scientific Director, 魁北克 Mental 健康 Institute; Director of 研究, 魁北克 Integrated 健康 University; Director, Neurophotonics中心, 拉瓦尔大学, 魁北克, 加拿大

乔恩·莱文,M.D., Ph.D., 教授, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 牙科学院, 加州大学, 旧金山

黛安·利普斯库姆博士.D., 教授 of Neuroscience, Director of the Carney Institute for Brain 科学, Brown University

弗兰克·波利卡博士.D., 教授, Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, 医学院, 亚利桑那大学


If you would like to schedule time at one of our core facilities, or if you have any questions about engaging with the center, 请联系 詹妮弗·马伦,M.S., M.P.H., 图项目协调员 or (207) 602-2517.