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Faculty Preceptors

Christopher Benson, MD

Christopher Benson, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology  

Characterization of ASICs and their role in nociceptive, taste and mechanical stimuli

Timothy Brennan, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Anesthesia
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology  

Mechanisms for peripheral sensitization in pathologic pain states

Laura Frey-Law

Laura Frey Law, MPT, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Effects of pain and fatigue on motor function; mathematical muscle modeling

Donna Hammond, PhD

Professor of Anesthesia
Professor of Pharmacology 

Central and peripheral mechanisms of persistent pain

Keela Herr, BSN, PhD

Keela Herr, BSN, PhD

Associate Dean, College of Nursing
Co-Director, John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence  
Kelting Professor of Nursing

Pain assessment and management in the older adult

Matthew Howard, MD

Matthew Howard, MD

Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Neurosurgery
John C. VanGilder Chair in Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Otolaryngology  

Neural basis of audition; Interventional approaches to pain management

Toshi Kitamoto, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Associate Professor of Pharmacology  

How diets affect the nervous system and modulate genetically inherited neurological defects

Catherine Marcinkiewcz

Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Amy Lee

Amy Lee, PhD

Assistant Dean for Research
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Otolaryngology 

Barbara Rakel, BSN, PhD

Barbara Rakel, BSN, PhD

Professor of Nursing

Non-pharmacologic interventions to reduce acute and persistent movement pain

Andrew Russo

Andrew Russo, PhD

Research Health Science Specialist, Director of Animal Research
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Neurology

Madeline Shea

Madeline Shea, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Kathleen Sluka

Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Neurobiology of musculoskeletal pain and analgesia

Stefan Strack

Stefan Strack, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Pathology

Yuriy Usachev, PhD

Yuriy Usachev, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Anesthesia 

John Wemmie, MD, PhD

John Wemmie, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Neurosurgery

Mechanism for ASIC activation in vivo and its role in synaptic plasticity