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Dr. Seymour & Rose T. Brown Professor
Director of Washington Univ Pain Center
Chief of Division of Basic Research
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I graduated from Washington University in 2018 where I majored in neuroscience and minored in music and biomedical physics. I am an aspiring physician-scientist and am currently applying to MD/PhD programs. I am currently studying how somatosensory circuits are wired. Outside of lab, I love to do yoga, play the piano and the flute, and make fermented food.
I earned a B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Purdue University in 2006, and my Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry from Northwestern University in 2012. My current research is focused on understanding the molecular processes that wire somatosensory circuits, the development of new optogenetic tools, and advancing approaches to use human nervous system tissue in basic science research.
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I graduated with a PhD in Pharmacology at LSU (Health Sciences Center). I previously worked with Dr. Rob Gereau as a Postdoc and Instructor and then joined Pfizer Inc. as a Principal Scientist. My research is focused on finding targets that could potentially be used for development of analgesic compounds. For relaxation, I exercise, swim, and do fun things with my family, especially travelling.
I work on everything and anything, seriously need to focus better :( !!
My focus is incorporating molecular, cellular, and whole-animal approaches to answer questions in relation to peripheral mechanism of visceral pain. Outside of lab I enjoy backpacking, running and surviving life with three daughters.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Allegheny College, and graduate work in Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh. As a postdoc, I am now examining the intrinsic homeostatic plasticity of mouse and human peripheral nociceptors.
I completed my undergraduate at Winona State University and obtained my PhD at Indiana University working under Dr. Andrea Hohmann where my research focused on utilizing different avenues of endocannabinoid signaling alone and in conjunction with opioid-based therapies to suppress chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain. My current research focus includes evaluating potential peripherally-targeted pharmacotherapies for the treatment of chronic pain. Outside of the lab I enjoy expanding my vinyl collection, hiking and attempting to cook new dishes.
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Kate received her MD and PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and completed anesthesiology residency at Washington University. Her primary research interest is the development of novel non-opioid analgesics. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, playing music, and spending time with her husband.
Postdoctoral Fellow | Anesthesiology Instructor
Postdoctoral Fellow | Pain Management Physician
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology |University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
Research Interests: Neural circuits, Anesthesia & Pain Management
Hobbies: Tennis, Cycling
My research focuses in acquiring a precise understanding of vlPAG to rostromedial ventral medulla (RVM) circuitry and the mechanism by which different vlPAG neuronal subpopulations contribute to the development of chronic pain, providing novel insight that could help the development of new therapies for chronic inflammatory pain.
WashU Neuroscience MSTP student
WashU BME - Visiting PhD student
WashU Neuroscience PhD rotation student
Evelyn grew up in San Diego, California, and graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in psychology in 2017. She is currently a Premedical Postbac student here at Washington University St. Louis. When she has free time, you can find her going on adventures outdoors, traveling, or finding cool new eateries.
Phuong graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Her interest in biomedical research led her to Dr. Gereau lab, where she hopes to gain more knowledge on the biological and physiological aspect of pain study. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, hike, and assemble Jigsaw puzzles.
I am currently in the Post baccalaureate Premedical program here at Washington University because of my interest in becoming a physician. I graduated from The College of St. Rose with a Bachelors in Biology. I am all the way from Brooklyn, NYC (The Big Apple) and enjoy many hobbies such as cooking, reading, and watching mystery movies.
Bethany graduated with a BS in Biology with a psychology minor from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She then went on to complete a master's degree in Science Education at the University of Central Florida and worked as a high school and middle school biology/life sciences educator. A career changer, she came to WashU as a pre-med post-baccalaureate student with the goal of applying to medical school. Her interests include singing, karaoke, playing piano, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends whenever time allows.
I am an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis majoring Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology on the Cognitive Neuroscience track. My hobbies include dancing, reading, and cooking
I am currently an undergraduate researcher studying at Washington University in St. Louis with goals of becoming a physician. My research interests lie primarily in tracing neural pathways relevant in behavior. Outside of the lab, I enjoy movie watching, breakdancing, and playing the ukulele.
Sienna Sewell is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Global Health and Biology. Her research focuses on the intersection of pain and stress in mouse models of bladder pain. Outside of the lab, Sienna loves to sing, read, and spend time outside.
Paulome Srivastava is currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, finishing a bachelor's degree in Biology. Her research focuses mainly on mouse models of interstitial cystitis. Outside of the lab, Paulome enjoys spending time hiking, camping, and rock climbing.
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