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Central pain is dependent on injury severity and neuroinflammation

Principal Investigator:
  • Courtney Bannerman,
  • Seger-van Tol Family

Project Overview

Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

60-80% of spinal cord injury patients experience chronic pain after their injury. Unfortunately, doctors don’t have many treatment options for these patients living with chronic pain. During my graduate studies, I worked to develop a mouse model of spinal cord injury that more closely resembled a human spinal cord injury. I am currently working to understand how the nervous system interacts with the immune system during spinal cord injury pain and how we can change those interactions to offer patients pain relief.