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"Molecular and Neural Basis of Itch Sensation," Zhou-Feng Chen, Ph.D, Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Center for the Study of Itch, Washington University School of Medicine

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Neuroscience Program
Location
Beckman Institute 1005
Date
Nov 12, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Zhou-Feng Chen, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Contact
Kai Zhang
E-Mail
kaizkaiz@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars

The long-term goal of Dr. Chen's laboratory is to understand molecular and neural mechanisms by which somatosensory information such as itch and pain is encoded and transmitted from the skin to the brain.

His talk will focus on the role of the gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR), the first itch-specific receptor identified in the spinal cord, in itch transmission. He will also discuss about the differences between itch and pain sensations.

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