Cells and Molecules for Touch and Pain
The Chesler lab seeks to understand the molecules, cells, and neural circuits that generate innocuous and noxious sensations and uncover how perception is altered by context (e.g., during chronic pain). For our studies we use a wide range of techniques, including genetics, electrophysiology, and in vivo imaging as well as behavioral measurements in mice. In parallel, we collaborate with researchers at the NIH Clinical Center to examine patients with rare inherited disorders and other conditions affecting somatosensation. A major emphasis is combining clinical and basic science to advance our understanding of pain mechanisms.
Dr. Alex Chesler is the Stadtman Investigator at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH.
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