Neuroscience and Pharmacology
The following programs/research are currently under way in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College.
Specialized Neuroscience Research Program (SNRP) at Meharry
Researcher: Clivel Charlton, Ph.D.
Funding Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders/Stroke
Project Summary: This Specialized Neuroscience Research Program (SNRP) is essential to providing resources to continue to enhance the research and training environment at Meharry, in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Three research programs related to the overall theme of brain plasticity, broadly defined, will address important biological problems in the context of nurturing collaborations that will facilitate the development of research and research communication skills.
Control of nociception in the spinal cord
Researcher: Sukhbir S. Mokha, Ph.D.
Funding Source: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Project Summary: The goal this research is to understand biological mechanisms that make women more vulnerable to the development of pain syndromes and enhance our understanding of the sex-related differences in the regulation of pain throughout the life span. This will lead to better pain treatment strategies.