Nader Ghasemlou, PhD

Nader Ghasemlou

Faculty Bio

Training
2008-2015 Banting Postdoctoral Fellows, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital
2002-2008 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, McGill University
2000-2002 M.Sc. in Anatomy & Cell Biology, Queen's University

The Neuroimmunology of Pain
Work in my lab is focused on understanding the interactions that take place between the nervous and immune systems during injury and disease, with a focus on how inflammation can alter pain outcomes. By using models of central and peripheral nervous system damage (such as spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, nerve injury) and tissue damage (such as post-surgical wound), we are working to identify the mechanisms through which inflammatory cells and their mediators interact with ion channels and receptors on sensory neurons. 
This work is done in close collaboration with physicians at Kingston General Hospital, particularly in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and across Canada. We strive to carry out transformative and translational research projects that will lead to the development of new therapeutics to help patients using a bedside-to-bench and back approach. 



Last Modified: 2015-11-12