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

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!

Congratulations Lindsey!

We are excited to announce the marriage of Lindsey McClement & Noah Snyder, which took place on September 21, 2013 in Guys Mill, Pennsylvania. Congratulations! We are all very happy for you!

Congratulations Adam!

Adam Kardon won the Poster Competition of the 7th World Congress on Itch! The 7th World Congress on Itch met in Boston, Massachusetts at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. The conference began on September 21st and concluded September 23rd. Sixty-seven posters were presented, and of them, Adam’s poster was selected for first place. […]

Welcome Lindsey!

Ross Lab is happy to announce that first-year CNUP graduate student Lindsey McClement has chosen our lab to continue conducting research. Lindsey, an electrophysiologist, will provide the lab with patch clamp recordings from dorsal horn neurons. We welcome Lindsey and look forward to a productive  several years!

Separation of Pain and Itch: Natriuretic Polypeptide B

Still controversial, the very idea of “itch neurons” functioning separately from “pain neurons” has furthered the case with the recent discovery of the neurotransmitter Natriuretic Polypeptide B (nppb). In a recent publication in the journal Science, Santosh Mishra and Mark Hoon have expanded the argument for individual pain and itch circuitry by displaying the expression of this polypeptide […]

Congratulations Junichi!

We are excited to announce the birth of Kosuke Isaac Hachisuka, son of Ross Lab member Junichi Hachisuka. Kosuke was born 3/30/13 at 9:16PM weighing 6lbs 12oz and measuring 20.5 inches. Congratulations Junichi, we are all so happy for you!

Dr. Ross: Pitt/UPMC Department of Anesthesiology Alumni newsletter, Vol 3, Issue 1, Winter 2013

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Confocal Microscope Up and Running

Great news! We are happy to announce that after opening, unpacking and assembling many boxes, the Nikon A1R confocal microscope is working great and providing the lab with gorgeous pictures of neurons. This laser-scanning microscope allows us to serially image thin, optical sections which can be stacked and constructed into a three-dimensional representation at high […]

Good Luck Kathryn!

This week the lab says goodbye to member Kathryn Eckert. Kathryn, a senior Biology and Community Health major at Tufts University, was a 2012 CNUP Summer Research Program fellowship recipient. As one of thirteen undergraduate student recipients, Kathryn chose Ross Lab to gain great experience and conduct independent research. We thank Kathryn for her contributions […]