Michael Caterina Lab

  • The Michael Caterina Lab studies the biological functions and biophysical characteristics of a group of ion channel proteins of the transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) family--TRPV1, TRPV2, TRPV3 and TRPV4. These channels can be activated by warm or painfully hot temperatures, as well as by many nonthermal stimuli. Our lab is dissecting the biological contributions of these channels to thermosensory and nonthermosensory processes in both neuronal and nonneuronal cells. The goal of their research is to more broadly understand the biological and pathophysiological basis of chronic pain.

    Research Areas: biophysics, biochemistry, proteomics, inflammation, pain

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    Principal Investigator

    Michael Caterina, M.D., Ph.D.

    Department

    Neurosurgery