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Understanding Pain: Voltage-Gated Ion Channels (Part 2 of 2) Webinar

Discuss future directions of pain research with Dr Edward Emery of University College London

Join Dr Emery as he reviews the significant role played by voltage-gated ion channels in the transduction of pain-causing stimuli and discusses the role of voltage-gated sodium channels and hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-modulated ion channels within the peripheral nervous system.

About the Presenter

Dr Emery is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Prof. John Wood at University College London, where he is using electrophysiological and live imaging approaches to further understand how sensory neurons respond to discrete noxious input.

Ed obtained his BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. He then went on to study for a Ph.D in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in the lab of Prof. Peter McNaughton, where he investigated the role that HCN2 ion channels have in the development of different pain conditions. During this time, he discovered that these ion channels play a pivotal role in the regulation of sensory neuron excitability and therefore the development of pain.

Dr Emery’s pioneering research has resulted in numerous first-author publications including the journal Science and has also featured in the popular science magazine, New Scientist.

Webinar Topics

  • The role of voltage-gated sodium channels, specifically NaV1.7
  • The role of hyperpolarisation-activated cyclic nucleotide-modulated ion channels, specifically HCN2
  • The future directions of pain research

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