Our lab investigates signalling changes that happen within pain circuits during the development of chronic pain. Some of these changes can be targeted therapeutically, so the aim of our work is to identify pathological changes and find ways to modify them for the treatment of pain. To understand pain circuitry and to characterize potential analgesics, we use electrophysiology, optogenetic and imaging techniques and behavioural assays.

We have a number of projects available for postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. If you are interested in working with us, please email or get in touch through the contact page.

Spinal cord radial recording
Spinal cord dorsal horn with inset showing an interneuron that is part of a pain circuit. Electrophysiological trace in blue shows spontaneous firing of this neuron.