Involvement of glial hyper-activation in trigeminal neuropathic pain

Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series

Koichi Iwata, DDS

Professor, Nihon University

Biography

Koichi Iwata is a professor at Nihon University and graduated from the same institution in 1979. His research focused on the pain pathway with an emphasis on functional basic odontology. From 1983-2009 he contributed to the publishing of over 100 papers in several academic journals including the Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Orofacial Pain, and Experimental Neurology. His most recent paper appeared in the Journal of Physiology in 2009, 'Involvement of ERK phosphorylation in brainstem neurons in modulation of swallowing reflex in rats.' He is associated with The Physiological Society of Japan, the Japanese Association for Oral Biology, and is the Director for The Japanese Association for the Study of Pain.

Sponsors

Center for Excellence in Neurosciences

Contact

cen@une.edu

Oct222009
12:00 PM
Pickus Room 214

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public