Lindsey Snider was recently award a T32 training grant for support from the Mechanisms and Clinical Presentation of Pain from the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research! Lindsey’s commitment to pain research and productivity set her above other applicants. The grant provides a stipend, covers tuition, and includes support for supplies and travel to national meetings. […]
Our recent Neuron Paper, Dynorphin acts as a neuromodulator to inhibit itch in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, has been selected for F1000Prime, an honor given to papers of exceptional merit and significance in biology and medicine. Congratulations, Ross Laboratory! Dynorphin acts as a neuromodulator to inhibit itch in the dorsal horn of […]
On August 12th, The Ross Lab was featured on a radio talk on 90.5 WESA and in an article, What Makes You Scratch That Itch? New Research Aims to Find Out! The article discusses our discovery that B5 inhibitory neurons quell itching through the release of kappa-opioids and our approach as we continue to explore […]
On Friday, August 1st, the lab said farewell to Chris Fan. We had dinner at the Porch to celebrate Chris’s contribution to the lab. Chris designed and built our temperature-choice apparatus, which he used to investigate the role of opioid receptors in temperature sensation! Chris will be completing a post-baccalaureate program at Temple University with […]
Dylan Burbee has been awarded a summer student fellowship from Fight for Sight, an organization that supports and inspires visual research of promising scientists early in their careers. Dylan has been researching a novel population of wide-field amacrine cells and their role in visual processing. He was given an award of $2100 for three months […]
On May 20th, the Ross Laboratory was featured in the article, University of Pittsburgh Pain Center helps explain itching, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read it here. The article accentuates our research which culminated in our Neuron paper and underscores the growing importance and aggression of itch research. The Ross Laboratory is excited to continue its work, deciphering the […]
Neuron has selected our paper, Dynorphin Acts as a Neuromodular to Inhibit Itch in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord, to be previewed. The preview can be downloaded here (and in the publications section of our website). We are honored that our paper (and research) was distinguished in this way.
Our newest paper, Dynorphin Acts as a Neuromodular to Inhibit Itch in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord, was published in Neuron and can be downloaded here (and in the publications section of our website). Job well done, Ross Lab!
We are excited to announce the birth of Luca Cai, son of Ross Lab member Xiaoyun Cai. Lucia was born 4/9/13 weighing 6 lbs and 11 oz. Congratulations Xiaoyun, we are all so happy for you!
We are pleased to welcome Monica Domaracki to the Ross Laboratory! Monica is from South Australia, where she studied Biochemistry and Anatomy at the University of Adelaide. She worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. We are excited to welcome her into the field of research and to […]