Dr. Nader Ghasemlou
Dr. Nader Ghasemlou is an assistant professor at Queen's University and director of Queen's Translational Research in Pain. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University in 2008, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pain Physiology fro Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital.
Work in Dr. Ghasemlou's lab is focused on understanding the interactions that take place between the nervous and immune systems during injury and disease, with a focus on how inflammation can alter pain outcomes. By using models of central and peripheral nervous system damage (such as spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, nerve injury) and tissue damage (such as post-surgical wound), his team is working to identify the mechanisms through which inflammatory cells and their mediators interact with ion channels and receptors on sensory neurons.
This work is done in close collaboration with physicians at Kingston General Hospital, particularly in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and across Canada. They strive to carry out transformative and translational research projects that will lead to the development of new therapeutics to help patients using a bedside-to-bench and back approach.