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Sensory Biology

​Investigating fundamental mechanisms of sensation including taste, somatosensation and pain, while developing novel strategies to control pain. 

Principal Investigators

  • Chen, Wanjun, M.D.​
    Molecular pathways downstream of TGFb signaling in immune cells in both physiological and pathological settings
  • Hoon, Mark A., Ph.D.
    Somatosensory signaling events and coding to better understand how pain, thermal, itch and mechanical stimuli are detected and perceived
  • Kulkarni, Ashok, Ph.D.
    Neuroscience; molecular biology and biochemistry; biochemistry
  • Notkins, Abner Louis, M.D.
    The function of polyreactive antibodies and the type 1 diabetes autoantigens IA-2 and IA-2b
  • Ryba, Nicholas, Ph.D. ​
    Neurobiology of taste detection, representation and perception

All NIDCR Investigators

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This page last updated: April 13, 2017