People

Full-time Faculty

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2195

imeng@une.edu

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Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB in Neuroscience at Brown University in 1991 and went on to complete his PhD with Dr. David Bereiter at Brown in the Department of Biology and Medicine, Section of Physiology and Neurobiology in 1997.  As a graduate student, Dr. Meng characterized corneal sensitive neurons within the spinal trigeminal nucleus, examining the spatial and electrophysiological properties with which corneal stimulation is encoded.  Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Meng worked as a postdoctoral fellow with...

Expertise

Neuroscience; pain; headache; ocular pain; addiction.

Vice President for Research and Scholarship; Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Co-Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2707

ebilsky@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Dr. Edward Bilsky currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England. He received his B.S. (physics) in 1989 and M.S. (Behavioral Neuroscience) in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1996. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado in...

Expertise

General pharmacology

neuroscience

opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain

addiction

neuropharmacology.

Geoff Bove

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2921

gbove@une.edu

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Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Bove's research interests are focused on pain due to neural inflammation, including effects on autonomic axons.  He has published manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA, Journal of Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, and Journal of Comparative Anatomy.  He serves on various grant and manuscript review panels, and presents his research world wide....

Expertise

Neurobiology

neuropathic pain

pain of endometriosis

human anatomy

neuromusculoskeletal diseases

homeostasis.

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2301

mburman@une.edu

Decary Hall
328

I am broadly interested in studying learning, memory and emotion using behavioral neuroscience techniques.  I have more recently become interested in how the brain's memory systems and emotional regulation systems come to function and cooperate over the course of development.  I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and practicing the martial arts.

Expertise

Animal Learning and Behavior. Limbic System Function. Developmental Psychobiology.

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology

(207) 602-2213

lcao@une.edu

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Expertise

Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Lara A. Carlson

PhD, FACSM, CSCS

Associate Professor

Board of Trustee & President-Elect, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

United States Department of Veterans Affairs faculty appointment

(207) 602-2810

lcarlson@une.edu

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Dr. Lara Carlson is currently an Associate Professor in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England (UNE). She received her Bachelors from Southern Connecticut State University, her Masters from the University of South Dakota, and her Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. Prior to her UNE appointment, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Castleton State College in Vermont for seven years. Outside the classroom, Dr. Carlson was an U.S. ranked hammer thrower in Track...

Professor

Chair Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

Course Director Osteopathic Clinical Skills I & II

(207) 602-2898

Alfond Center

Dr. Jane Carreiro is Professor and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine U.S.A. She is also the Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Carreiro’s practice focuses on osteopathic manipulative medicine and pain medicine in the pediatric population.

Expertise

Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Research interests in Lumbosacral Anatomy and The Functional Arrangment of the Human Musculature.

pediatric musckuloskeletal medicine

innervation patterns of the spine sacrum and pelvis

otitis media

Jim Cavanaugh

PT, Ph.D., NCS

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4595

jcavanaugh@une.edu

Proctor Hall
205

Dr. Cavanaugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England. He received a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and completed his physical therapy training with a MS degree from Duke University in 1987. Since 1996, he has been a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. In 2004, he earned a Ph.D in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,...

Expertise

Physical therapy; neuropathology and neuromuscular disorders; physical rehabilitation; geriatrics; mobility and balance problems; dizziness and inner ear dysfunction; physical activity; ambulatory activity monitoring; fall prevention.

Nananda Col

MD, MPP, MPH, FACP

Research Professor of Medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences.

(207) 602-2080

ncol@une.edu

Off-Campus

Previous to her involvement at the University of New England, Dr. Col >served as a faculty member at Tufts, Brown, and Harvard Medical Schools.  She has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous federally funded research, training, contracts, and conference grants that develop and test individualized web-based shared decision making interventions. 

he is on the Steering Committee for the International Patient Decision Aid Standards collaboration, which develops standards for decision aids, and the Cochrane Collaboration's Review of Patient Decision Aids,...

Expertise

Shared Decision Making

Study design

Internal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Public Health

Clinical Decision Making

mathematical modeling

and medical informatics.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

adavidoff@une.edu

Pickus Center
210

Expertise

Diabetes and obesity

physiology

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Cardiovascular disease

Amy M. Deveau

Ph.D., Chemistry

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2813

adeveau@une.edu

Morgane Hall
14

Expertise

Small molecule design

synthesis

& spectroscopic characterization; synthesis of biologically active

nitrogen-containing heterocycles with applications to chemotherapy and pain; the design and synthesis of exotic amino acids; total synthesis of natural p

Professor of Biology

(207) 602-2126

gganter@une.edu

Morgane Hall
104

Expertise

neuroscience

Neurogenetics

Neurobiology

molecular biology

Cell biology

Drosophila

Genetics

Behavior

Steroids

Nociception

Pain sensitization

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2159

khanlon@une.edu

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Katherine Hanlon, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in UNECOM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hanlon earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2012 after completing a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, also at the UA. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Hanlon holds a dual role in education and research at UNECOM- she teaches biochemistry in the medical program...

Expertise

Biochemistry

pharmacology

tumor immunology

Karen L. Houseknecht

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor

(207) 221-4182

khouseknecht@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
308

Dr. Houseknecht's career, which has spanned academic and corporate research envirnonments, has focused on her unwavering passion around the discovery and development of novel therapeutics, including pharmaceutical, biologic and nutritional therapies for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity.  

Dr. Houseknecht's current research is focused on 1) identifying mechanisms underlying endocrine and metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications and the implications of off-label prescribing of these medications to vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly; 2)...

Expertise

Discovery of novel therapeutics (small molecule

biologics

and nutraceutical) for the treatment of metabolic disease

with specific expertise in diabetes and obesity; pharmacology and drug metabolism; pharmacology of G-protein coupled receptors and phosp

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Physiology

(207) 602-2403

djohnson@une.edu

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Expertise

Neurobiology of drugs of abuse

including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health

longevity

libido

etc.

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2981

tking6@une.edu

Stella Maris
308A

Expertise

Pain

cancer-induced pain

bone pain

neuropathic pain

Lei Lei

Lei Lei

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2353

LLei@une.edu

Morgane Hall
9

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Instructor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 

Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NINDS, NIH

Other Professional Activities

Member, Society for Neuroscience

Teaching Experience

BIO106: BIO II - Cellular/Molecular Biology

BIO315: Developmental Biology

BIO370: Cell Biology

BIO450: BIO Topics - Developmental Neurobiology

Service...

Expertise

neuroscience

developmental biology

molecular biology

sensory neurons

neural stem cells

transgenic mice.

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience; President, RHL Consulting, LLC, Biopharmaceutical Drug Discovery and Development

(207) 602-2888

RLenox@une.edu

Off-Campus

Dr. Lenox has had a distinguished academic research and teaching career for over 25 years as a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist with continuous NIH grant funding and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters, in the fields of molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors that recognize his contributions to medicine, including the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology, Life Fellow of the American College...

Expertise

CNS drug discovery and development for both psychiatric and neurological disorders; molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology

David Mokler

Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2210

dmokler@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Expertise

Neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of the brain; brain development; psychopharmacology; drugs of abuse; limbic system; dopamine and serotonin systems of the brain; the adolescent brain.

WCHP Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor Physical Therapy

(207) 221-4113

krudolph@une.edu

Hersey Hall
224

Dr. Katherine (Katy) Rudolph is physical therapist and researcher in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.  She earned an MSPT Boston University in 1989 and a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware (UD) in 1998.   After post-doctoral training in the Center for Biodynamics at Boston Universitiy she accepted a faculty position at UD where she remained from September, 1999 thru August, 2011.  While at UD she rose to the level of Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Physical Therapy and served as the Director of the Interdisciplinary PhD Program...

Expertise

rehabilitation research

knee osteoarthritis

electromyography (EMG)

locomotion

motor control

chronic pain

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4059

dselvage@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
321

Dr. Selvage earned a BSc in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1986, a MPhil in Biology/Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1996, and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Montana in 2001.

After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, he took a position as an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University in 2004. Dr. Selvage joined the University of New England as...

Expertise

neuroscience

neuroendocrinology

reproductive endocrinology

pharmacology

alcohol pharmacology

circadian rhythms

Professor

(207) 602-2237

dsmith@une.edu

Marcil Hall
311

I earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of London (Kings College) where I worked on philosophy of psychology.  My dissertation was published as Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious (Kluwer, 1999).

I am professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where I teach courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.

 ...

Expertise

Moral psychology

philosophy of psychology

philosophy of biology

human nature

race.

Glenn Stevenson

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2285

gstevenson@une.edu

Decary Hall
329

Expertise

Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2054

JStreicher@une.edu

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During his initial graduate training at the Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Streicher studied the role of a Serotonin Transporter polymorphism in anxious behavior in rhesus monkeys. Upon completion of his Masters, he transitioned into a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. StreicherÕs dissertation work focused on the role of the mid-level kinase cascades, namely p38 MAPK and MK2, in translating stress signals into pathophysiology, particularly through downstream regulation of the enzyme COX-2.

For his...

Expertise

Molecular and cell biology

cell signal transduction

drug discovery and development

molecular pharmacology (opioid focus)

integrated physiology (especially pain and cardiac systems).

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4057

ctheberge@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
312

Dr. Cory Theberge is a native of Harpswell, Maine and attended Bates College before obtaining an MS degree in Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire.  During his time as a medicinal chemist at Merck and Co.  he completed his Ph.D. through the Merck Doctoral Study Program and continued lab research at Merck until moving back to Maine in 2009.  Dr. Theberge teaches both medicinal chemistry and veterinary pharmacy...

Expertise

Medicinal chemistry

Veterinary Pharmacy

Drug Stability

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2512

ktucker2@une.edu

I come from the North Shore of Massachusetts, and I studied biochemistry at Harvard College, starting my research career purifying clathrin proteins from sheep brain at Harvard Medical School. I continued my studies as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA where I studied the role of DNA methylation in the development of the mouse, working in the lab of Rudolf Jaenisch. I then switched to developmental neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory...

Expertise

Histology

Embryology

Genetics

neuroscience

Macroscopic anatomy

molecular biology

Visiting Professor, Clinical Anatomy, COM; Professor, Clinical Anatomy and Rehab, Medical University, Ghent Belgium

(207) 602-2080

vleemingfam@skynet.be

Off-Campus

Dr. Andry Vleeming is working in the Department of Anatomy of the University of New England and in the rehabilitation department of the Medical University Ghent Belgium. Currently he is working as a rehabilitation professor at the Ghent University and visiting professor in Anatomy at the University of New England and the Medical Charite University Berlin Germany. 

He received his Ph.D. at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with specialty the anatomy, biomechanics and radiology of the human pelvis...

Professor of Anatomy

(207) 283-0171

fwillard@une.edu

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Expertise

Pain mechanisms; spine pain; cervical and lumbosacral spine anatomy; problem-oriented learning in the medical school curriculum.

Colin Willis

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2872

cwillis1@une.edu

Pickus Center
208

Expertise

Blood-brain barrier vascular biology

neuroscience

neuropharmacology

microscopy (light

confocal and electron) glutamate excitoxoicity.

Barbara Winterson

Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Physiology

(207) 602-2215

bwinterson@une.edu

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Expertise

Eye movements; vision; pain mechanisms; reflex motor control; neural plasticity; touch mechanisms; psychophysics

electrophysiology

Affiliated Faculty

Senior Director of Clinical Development in Pain Therapeutics Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, N.A

(908) 927-6479

dbiondi@its.jnj.com

Off-Campus

Dr. Biondi is currently a Senior Director of clinical research and development for Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Company, in Raritan, New Jersey. Prior to joining J&J, David had established himself as a well-recognized and respected authority in the fields of Headache and Pain Medicine. He was Director of the Headache Management and Pain Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Consultant in Headache Management as an Assistant Neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the...

Expertise

Neurology

Pain Medicine; clinical research methodology and drug development

(COL) William Bograkos

MA, DO, FACOEP

Clinical Professor of Medical Military Science, Family Practice and Emergency Medicine

(301) 537-5295

vasili525@yahoo.com

Off-Campus

Dr. Bograkos received his Disaster and CBRNE training during his 28 years of military service. He has served both the Army and the U.S. Air Force as a military Flight Surgeon and Family Practice and Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Bograkos served with a Special Operations WMD Detachment prior to and during the Millennium. He served in the Balkans as a Division Surgeon, NATO Multi-national Peacekeeper from September 2001 to April 2002. He chaired the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOF EMT-P)...

Expertise

Family practice

emergency medicine and disaster preparedness.

Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute, MMC

(207) 885-0011

desaira@mmc.org

Off-Campus

Expertise

Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery

spinal cord tumors

as well as primary and secondary brain tumors

Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis

(916) 734-7097

smfishman@ucdavis.edu

Off-Campus

Dr. Scott M. Fishman is Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He was formerly Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center at Harvard Medical School. His medical degree is from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Formal clinical training is in Internal Medicine (Greenwich/Yale University School of Medicine) and Psychiatry (Massachusetts General/Harvard Medical School). He completed Pain...

Expertise

Dr. Fishman lectures on all aspects of pain control as well as preventing prescription drug abuse throughout the US.

Adjunct Associate Professor

(508) 868-3659

ksgannon@aol.com

Stella Maris

Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience

drug discovery and development

in vivo pharmacology

preclinical efficacy.

Professor UMaine and Maine Institute of Human Genetics & Health

(207) 973-4963

mjhayes@emh.org

Sanford F. Petts Health Center

Expertise

professor<br />clinical neuroscience<br />developmental/behavioral pediatrics<br />neurodevelopment and early markers of dysmaturity<br />EEG and ERP/neurophysiology in infancy<br />sleep

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona

(520) 626-7421

frankp@email.arizona.edu

Off-Campus

Dr. Porreca obtained his Ph.D. in 1982 at Temple University, Philadelphia.  Following post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he joined the Department of Pharmacology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia before returning to the University of Arizona in 1985.  He became Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona in 1990. He has received many awards and recognition for his research, including Founder's Day Speaker at the University of Arizona in 2001, F.W. Kerr Award from the American...

Expertise

Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain

headache pain

cancer pain

neurobiology of opioids

and opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

Professor

(520) 626-7801

vanderah@email.arizona.edu

Stella Maris

Expertise

acute and chronic pain

Bone Cancer Pain

Bone Remodeling

neuropathic pain

Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia

Cortical Spreading Depression

Migraine

Opioids and Addiction

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 317-0960

jwrona@maine.rr.com

Off-Campus

Expertise

Chief Operating Officer for AIKO Biotechnology

Inc.: responsible for managing the company's day-to-day activities

contracts

grants and other relationships; develop and manage R&D and clinical strategies and activities.<br />Prior positions include:<br

Staff

Holly Beaulac

M.S. Neuroscience

Lab Manager

(207) 602-2879

hbeaulac@une.edu

Pickus Center
202

Holly attended UNE from 2007 to 2011 and was a member of Dr. Ling Cao's neuropathic pain research group.  In completion of her Honors Thesis, she helped identify the role of microglia and T cells in the maintenance of L5 nerve spinal cord injury-induced mechanical hypersensitivity.  Holly graduated from UNE with a BS in neuroscience...

Expertise

Cell Culture

Immunofluorescence

Confocal Microscopy

BCA Protein Assay

Western Blotting

IHC

ICC

cryostat sectioning

Scientific Writing

Poster Presentation

Animal Tissue Retrieval

PCR

LDH Assay

RNA Extraction

Plaque Assay

Ivy Bergquist

BS, RLATg

Research Technician

Behavior Core Manager

(207) 602-2061

ibergquist@une.edu

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I completed a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. After spending some time working as a veterinary technician I was given an opportunity to explore the field of Laboratory Animal Research. Since that time I have worked to continue acquiring skills and certifications. Currently I am certified through AALAS at the LATg level and continue to earn credits to remain a registered participant.

Expertise

My expertise is primarily focused on various aspects of animal husbandry

animal handling

and rodent surgical procedures.

Senior Research Associate, Bilsky Laboratory; COBRE Behavior Core Manager

(207) 602-2888

dgiuvelis@une.edu

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304

I started working in the Bilsky Lab during the summer of 2006 as part of the Federal Work Study program. I was interested in gaining the knowledge and skills required to work in a research environment. I quickly learned basic pharmacology and behavioral neuroscience techniques and was able to start my own project under the supervision of Dr. Bilsky and senior members of his laboratory. I graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Medical Biology in December of 2007 and...

Expertise

I manage a variety of research projects and supervise undergraduate students in Dr. BilskyÕs laboratory. My expertise is in a number of assays assessing preclinical analgesic efficacy and side effects. I also help to organize and coordinate events for the

Ian Imbert

B.S. Biochemistry & Medical Biology

Sr. Research Technician

(207) 602-2676

iimbert@une.edu

Stella Maris
308

In 2012 Ian graduated from the University of New England with a BS in Biochemistry and Medical Biology.  Upon graduating, he accepted a full-time research position at the College of Osteopathic Medicines Center for Excellence in Neuroscience with Dr. Tamara King.  In lab he focuses on the research and development of neuropathic pain mechanisms, including osteoarthritis and cancer-induced bone pain.   He is also a full-time student at UNE's WCHP School of Community and Population Health pursuing his Masters in Public...

Expertise

acute and chronic pain

Jennifer Malon

MS- Animal Science

Laboratory Coordinator

(207) 602-2517

Jmalon@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

Expertise

In vivo and in vitro studies in neuroimmunology and neuropathic pain.&nbsp;