Allan I. Basbaum

Allan I. Basbaum, J.D.D.O.

Research Program Award (R35) 2017
Photo of Allan Basbaum, J.D.D.O. FY17 Research Program Award (R35) recipient
University of California San Francisco , CA

Dr. Basbaum’s research centers on neural circuits that mediate pain and itch. Building on past research to establish how sensory messages are carried from the body to the spinal cord, future studies will take a multidisciplinary approach to understand how these messages are interpreted by the brain to produce varied pain and itch perceptions. These comprehensive analyses will inform new approaches to managing conditions that involve chronic pain and itch.