Neural basis of somatosensory functions

Deciphering sensory mechanisms

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Research topics

Our goal is to understand the neural basis of somatosensation - the process whereby we experience touch and pain - with an emphasis on identifying molecules that regulate electrogenesis of sensory neurons and detect environmental stimuli within the healthy and pathological somatosensory system. Our research also focuses on characterizing the function of the enteric nervous system in both gastroenterological and neurological disorders.