Ross Lab

Congratulations Catherine!!!

Super-congratulations to Catherine Ruff for an outstanding score on her NRSA on the function of long-range cortical inhibitory neurons!!

Congratulations Dr. Snyder!

Congratulations to Lindsey Snyder for a successful PhD Dissertation Defense!  Dr. Snyder will be dearly missed as she pursues her new postdoctoral position with Dr. Dietrich A Stephan in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.


Welcome Jenna Gale and Amy Sentis to the Ross Lab!  We are excited to have you join us for a summer rotation!

Amy Sentis

Jenna Gale

Pain Research Challenge Award Winners!


Congrats to Sarah Ross (University of Pittsburgh), Ben Kolber (Duquesne University), Edita Navratilova (University of Arizona), Frank Porreca (University of Arizona), and Volker Neugebauer (Texas Tech University) on winning the Pain Research Challenge Award for their video submission: “Kappa Antagonists to Treat Pain”!


Other Teams Who Received  Pain Research Challenge Awards:


  • Eric Helm and Matt Koster (University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University)
    • – “Walking”


  • Christina Mair and Bridget Freisthler (University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University)
    • – “SADPain”


  • Maria Pacella (University of Pittsburgh and COPE)
    • – “Coaching Pain and PTSD Elimination”