College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Neural Mechanisms of Pain Modulation

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Mike Morgan

Contact Information:
Email: morgan@vancouver.wsu.edu
Office: VANC CL 208V (Vancouver Campus)
Phone: (360) 546-9726

 

Website:

Lab website

Summary:

The analgesic effects of morphine and other opioids decrease with repeated administration. Our lab has shown that a brain structure known as the periaqueductal gray plays an important role in morphine analgesia and tolerance. Our current objective is to understand the neural mechanism within the periaqueductal gray that causes this change in morphine potency. These studies use in vitro electrophysiology and behavioral pharmacology to link molecular changes in cell signaling to behavior.

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