Hi, I’m juniorprof.  I’m a neuroscientist with a Pharmacology PhD (from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio). I am an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at The University of Arizona School of Medicine. My NIH and Rita Allen Foundation funded lab works on pain and how pain becomes chronic. In particular we are interested in plasticity in nociceptive neurons (pain sensing neurons) and in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord (the first place where the central nervous system processes pain). You can learn more about my lab and our work here. We also dabble in mechanisms of fragile X mental retardation. You can contact me at juniorprofblog at gmail dot com.


8 responses to “About

  1. Are you able to google Omaha area and make a recommendation about a pain Dr. that is up to speed on all your cool research? We have University of Nebraska med center here,of which my husband is an alum. But he’s a cardiologist and about as clueless as I am about this chronic back pain that started taking over my life five years ago. any help would be most gratefully received. Great blog btw.

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  3. Hello,

    My name is Kendra Lee and I am contacting you on behalf of the PBS & NPR Forum Network. I recently found your blog post about the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona and wanted to share a new series of lectures about civil discourse in America, containing free public talks from various political figures like Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and political activist Paul Loeb, discussing the tragedy itself, as well as ways to improve American Democracy.

    Along with the lectures posted within the series, there is a list of recommended readings from Jill Lepore, that relate to the topic of civil discourse in America, as well as links to other suggested reading. Again, all of our content is both free and public.

    Would love it if you would discuss our new series. It’d be great for our audience to know that they can find related content within your blog. If you are interested, I can send you a copy of the press release for your consideration. Feel free to email me any additional questions.

    Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
    Kendra Lee

  4. Please advise me on best way to deal with horrible reaction to recovery of and cessation of oxycontin and norco prescribed pain meds! My migraine vomit cough sneeze hot cold restless legs still full blown after one month last dose! I am taking for this as antidote high blood pressure pills ultram Ativan !!! Please please help I am a nurse and police officer in chicago inable to work now I chant Buddhism nam myoho renge kyo

  5. Hey, I added your link: https://juniorprof.wordpress.com/about to my blog under the title About | JUNIORPROF.

  6. Great news it is really. Friend on mine has been searching for this update.

  7. Hi! Could you provide any insight to capsaicin and pain? I’ve read some studies that show that capsaicin creates hyperalgesia and allodynia. Yet topical capsaicin has been used as treatment for numbing pain in eg. diabetes neuropathy. How would that work?? When does the the capsaicin effect turn from pain illiciting to numbing? Thanks!!!

  8. Hello,

    I know it has been several years since comments have last been made on this page but you mentioned in the “sticky containers vanishing drugs” article that cannabinoids are sticky. In my lab we are currently having trouble with having cannabinoid concentraion decrease over time while mainly MeOH (and a little acetonitrile) solvent containing a mixture of 11 cannabinoids is sitting in vials in refrigerated autosamplers in HPLCs and I am trying to troubleshoot why this is happening. Any thoughts? This used to not be a problem but now all of a sudden it is. Our equipment has not changed. Perhaps the vials we are using, with glass inserts, now contain some sort of material that the cannabinoids are adhering to?


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