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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 […]

Congratulations Nate!

Nathan Vogler was recently awarded a grant from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, which supports academically outstanding, collegiate STEM researchers.  Nathan’s academic promise and dedication to the sciences set him above other applicants.  Nathan will be stipend $15,000 for both his studies and research.  Congratulations, Nathan!

Welcome Xinyi (Sally) Zhao!

We are pleased to welcome Xinyi (Sally) Zhao to the Ross Laboratory!  Xinyi is a fourth year Medical Student (of eight years) from Tsinghua University, China!  She is from Shanghai, China and is part of the Tsinghua Scholars Program.  Xinyi will do a 2 week rotation with the Ross Lab (and with three other labs)! […]

Farewell & Good Luck, Chris!

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 […]

Congratulations Dylan!

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 […]

Check out the Ross Lab’s Feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

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’s Preview of our Paper!

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.

We’re Published!

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!

Congratulations Xiaoyun

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!