Ross Lab

Congratulations Lindsey!

The Ross Laboratory is excited to announce that our lab member, Lindsey Snyder, received the Toni Shippenberg Award for the best pre-doctoral trainee presentation at the Third Conference on the Therapeutic Potential of Kappa Opioids in Pain and Addiction. The Kappa Therapeutic Conference was help April 20-24th in North Carolina. Congratulations Lindsey! We are proud of your continuing achievements and your dedication to science!

University of Pittsburgh Pain Research Meeting

On June 11th and 12th, the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research will host Overcoming Barriers to the Translation of Pain Research!  We will have an outstanding line-up of speakers!

  • Stephen Arneric – Eil Lilly
  • Ashley Blackshaw – Queen Mary University of London
  • Timothy Brennan – University of Iowa
  • Rohini Kuner – University of Heidelberg
  • William Maixner – University of North Carolina
  • Patrick Mantyh – University of Arizona
  • Michael Morgan – Washington State University
  • Timothy Ness  – University of Alabama
  • Frank Porecca – University of Arizona
  • Ke Ren – University of Maryland
  • Jürgen Sandkühler – Medical University of Vienna
  • Kathleen Sluka – University of Iowa
  • Richard Traub – University of Maryland
  • Min Zhuo – University of Toronto

This is going to be a great meeting – do not miss it!!  Celebrating 10 years of the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research under the leadership of Dr. Gerald Gebhart

Congratulations Zeyu

The Ross Lab is excited to announce that Zeyu Hu, an undergraduate student from Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded a 2015 CNUP Summer Undergraduate Research Program Scholarship, which will fund his research in our laboratory this summer!  Zeyu has worked hard for this award, maintaining a high GPA and dedicating himself to neuroscience research!  We are very excited for him and extremely proud of his accomplishments!


Congrats Lindsey!!


Congratulations Lindsey on being awarded an NRSA grant! Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award grants are very selective and prestigious awards given out by the NIH. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Welcome Marissa Kuzirian!

Ross Laboratory is very excited to announce a new addition to our team, Marissa Kuzirian!  Marissa is currently finishing her graduate training in the Paradis Laboratory at Brandeis where she is studying the role of Semaphorin4D and its receptor PlexinB1 in the rapid initiation of GABAergic synapse formation in rodent hippocampus.  Her paper, The class 4 Semaphorin Sema4D promotes the rapid assembly of GABAergic synapses in rodent hippocampus, can be found here.  Marissa will be joining us in June as a post doc.  Marissa has been awarded the Mechanisms and Clinical Presentation of Pain training grant (T32) to aid in the completion of her Post Doc. Welcome to the lab, Marissa Kurizian!marissa

Kuzirian, MS, Moore, AR, Staudenmaier, E, Friedel, RH, Paradis, S. 2013. The class 4 Semaphorin Sema4D promotes the rapid assembly of GABAergic synapses in rodent hippocampus. J Neurosci. 33: 8961-73.