July 7, 2017

Participants List — Understanding the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Pain

NIH Cutting Edge Science Meeting Series to End the Opioid Crisis

A. Vania Apkarian, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Anesthesiology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of Anesthesiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Lauren Y. Atlas, Ph.D.
Investigator
Intramural Research Program
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Insitutes of Health

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Director
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Allan Basbaum, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

Helene Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Yale School of Medicine
Tompkins Memorial Pavilion

David Borsook, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Anaesthesia
The Mayday Fund/Louis Herlands Chair in Pain Systems Neuroscience
Director, P.A.I.N. Group
Boston Children's Hospital
Director, Center for Pain and the Brain
Harvard Medical School

Ed Boyden, Ph.D.
Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute
Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Co-Director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Division of Intramural Research Senior Investigator
Pain and Integrative Neuroscience Branch
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health

Rafael Carbunaru, Ph.D.
Vice President
Research and Development
Boston Scientific Corporation
Neuromodulation

Adam Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Harvard University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Co-Founder Q-State Biosciences, Inc.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Sergi Ferré, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Intramural Research Program
Chief, Integrative Neurobiology Section
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

Howard Fields, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Director of the Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction
University of California, San Francisco

Gregory Geba, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Vice President
Research and Development
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Robert W. Gereau IV, Ph.D.
Director, Washington University Pain Center
Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Mary Heinricher, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research
Department of Neurological Surgery Professor
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience Associate Dean for Basic Science
School of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Sharon Hertz, M.D.
Division Director
Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Walter Koroshetz, M.D.
Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Jeff Kramer, Ph.D.
Vice President and Fellow
Abbott

Jon Levine, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery School of Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco

Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, M.D.
Director
Translational Research Division Director
Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit Experimental Therapeutics, and Pathophysiology Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health

Marco Loggia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Director
Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief
Division of Pain Medicine
Director
Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory
Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology, and Pain Medicine, Neurosciences, and (by courtesy) Neurology
Stanford University

Bertha Madras, Ph.D.
Psychobiologist
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychobiology Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Courtney Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Medicine
Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute

Marisela Morales, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Branch Chief,
Integrative Neuroscience Branch Section Chief
Neuronal Networks Section
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

Linda Page, Pharm.D.
Chief Scientist
Targeted Drug Delivery Team
Medtronic

Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Department of Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute

Linda L. Porter, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Pain Policy
Division of Extramural Activities
Office of the Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Srinivasa N. Raja, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Director, Pain Research
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gregory Scherrer, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative
and Pain Medicine
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine

Thomas Schnitzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine/Rheumatology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Märta Segerdahl Storck M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chief Medical Specialist
CRD Neurology
H. Lundbeck A/S

Brian Shoichet, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Program
Boston Children's Hospital

James Sullivan, Ph.D.
Vice President of Discovery AbbVie

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Christin Veasley
Co-founder and Director
Chronic Pain Research Alliance

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

Janet Woodcock, M.D.
Director
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Clifford J. Woolf, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D.
Director
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center and Program in Neurobiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology Harvard Medical School

Tony Yaksh, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor in Anesthesiology, Pharmacology
Vice Chairman for Research
University of California, San Diego

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