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Robert W. Gereau PhD.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Seymour & Rose T. Brown Professor

Director of Washington Univ Pain Center

Chief of Division of Basic Research

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Sherri Vogt | Lab Manager

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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 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.

Judy Yoo | Research Technician

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Research Faculty

 
   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.

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.

Bryan Copits PhD.

Research Instructor

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Judy Golden PhD.

Assistant Professor

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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 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.

Farzana Karim PhD.

Research Instructor

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 I work on everything and anything, seriously need to focus better :( !!

I work on everything and anything, seriously need to focus better :( !!

Vijay Saminemi PhD.

Research Instructor

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Postdoctoral Fellows

 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.

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.

Aaron Mickle PhD.

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 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 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.

Lisa McIlvried PhD.

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 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.

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.

 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.

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.

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Kate Gurba MD. PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow | Anesthesiology Instructor

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Kate Meacham MD. PhD.

Postdoctoral Fellow | Pain Management Physician

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Graduate Students

 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.

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.

Jose Grajales-Reyes

WashU Neuroscience MSTP student

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Eric Zhang

WashU BME - Visiting PhD student

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Bobbie Brown

WashU Neuroscience PhD rotation student

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Postbac Students

 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.

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.

Evelyn Locano

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 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.

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.

Phuong Nhu Hyunh

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Bethany Thomson-Gordon

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Ashley Ward

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Undergraduate Students

 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 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

Edem Ankudey

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Alex Legaria

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 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.

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.

Julian Sackey

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 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.

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.

Sienna Sewell

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Young Shiuan

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 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.

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.

Paulome Srivastava

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