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Mapping Neuronal Gene Expression to Understand Pain

Ted Price, Diana Tavares-Ferreira, and Stephanie Shiers discuss how mapping gene expression at the neuronal level provides insight into pain mechanisms and anti-pain drug development.

The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Advanced Cell Diagnostics
Jul 15, 2021

FREE Webinar

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
2:30 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

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The human dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is the site of many sensory neurons, including pain-sensing neurons called nociceptors. Therefore, studying the DRG is important for understanding pain responses—especially chronic pain development. Researchers can characterize the DRG by mapping gene expression in its cells. In this webinar brought to you by ACD – a BioTechne brand, Ted Price, Diana Tavares-Ferreira, and Stephanie Shiers will discuss mapping the DRG to identify different neuronal subtypes, thereby aiding target identification and drug discovery with the ultimate goal of developing non-opioid painkillers.

Topics to be covered

  • Transcriptional differences in sensory neuron subtypes in the human DRG
  • How differences in neuronal gene expression between species affect drug target development
  • How researchers go from target identification to drug development

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Meet the Speakers:

Ted Price, PhD
Eugene McDermott Professor
Director, Center for Advanced Pain Studies
University of Texas at Dallas


Diana Tavares-Ferreira, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Advanced Pain Studies
University of Texas at Dallas


Stephanie Shiers, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Advanced Pain Studies
University of Texas at Dallas



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