Research

Basic Science

The Peripheral Nerve Research Group consists of faculty from the University of California, San Diego Departments of Anesthesiology and Pathology with primary laboratory space in the Department of Anesthesiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

The academic group is involved in basic research studies of the peripheral nervous system, especially the pathogenesis of traumatic, toxic, and metabolic neuropathies that are painful. The research emphasis is focused on defining the initial neural-immune mechanisms linking injury to the peripheral nervous system with structural and chemical alterations in the central nervous system causing neuropathic pain. These investigations relate directly to rationale for new therapy.