Associate Professor (Zoology/Neurosurgery)
Office phone: 604-675-8821
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Research area: Cell and Developmental Biology
My laboratory is interested in primary sensory nerve cells (neurons), which are responsible for the transmission of somatic (bodily) sensations such as touch, pain, hot, cold and so on from the periphery (skin, muscles and viscera) to the central nervous system (CNS, spinal cord and brain). Our major research focus is on changes that occur in sensory neurons and other cells of the nervous system when they are injured, the consequences to the physiology and behaviour of animals (rats and mice) with damaged sensory neurons, and ways to improve the outcome of such damage.