I am a newly minted Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Alberta.
My research interests lie within understanding the molecular and circuit level changes that contribute to chronic pain, particularly in the affective and motivational domains. I use a variety of preclinical models, behavioral assessment, and imaging techniques to probe these questions.
I completed my training at McGill University in the McGill Pain Center and later at the University of California in the Hatos Center for Opioid Pharmacology. As such, my research spans the fields of opioid addiction and chronic pain, and research projects incorporate both of these models.