Mark Baccei, Ph.D.

Javits Award
Photo of Mark Baccei, Ph.D. 2022 Javits Award winner
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Mark Baccei's research focuses on the short- and long-term consequences of early-life pain exposure that can prime signal circuits to chronic pain in adults using multisectional genetics methods. His project aims to identify the neuromodulatory signals that contribute to the priming of developing pain pathways after early life injury. This research could provide the knowledge needed to design novel interventional strategies to disrupt spinal long-term potentiation (LTP) as a means to alleviate chronic pain and to minimize the long-term consequences of neonatal tissue injury for the developing nervous system.