Prof. Allan Basbaum University of California, San Francisco, USA

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Allan Basbaum is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. His laboratory takes a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of pain, using molecular, pharmacological and behavioral analyses. Their objective is to understand the functional significance of neurochemically distinct nociceptors. Their studies are... read morerevealing an entirely new perspective on the circuits that process the injury messages that generate acute and persistent pain. Dr. Basbaum is an internationally recognized expert in the field and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal PAIN, the journal of the International Association of Pain.