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IASP PRF Seminar: The Role of TLR4 in Neuroimmune Interactions in Acute Pain States

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The IASP Pain Research Forum will host a webinar featuring:

Michael Burton, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, US
The Role of TLR4 in Neuroimmune Interactions in Acute Pain States

Joseph Lesnak, DPT, PhD Student, University of Iowa, US (Moderator)

A Q&A/discussion will follow the presentation.


  • Michael Burton, PhD

    Dr. Michael Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. His research focuses on how the immune system modulates peripheral sensory neurons to regulate pain, depression, and energy homeostasis. Dr. Burton received his BS and PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Dallas. He has been recognized as an early career award winner by the Society for Neuroscience, Endocrine Society, the American Pain Society, the American Society for Cell Biology, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (Mitchell Max Award), and the Rita Allen Foundation. He believes in order to traverse the gap between basic research and clinical application to patients, we must realize and appreciate pre-clinical research. His long-term goal is to develop a leading research program and dedicate his career to studying neuroimmune interactions, as well as mentor highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees.

    DISCLOSURE: Nothing to disclose.

  • Joseph Lesnak, DPT, PhD Student

    Dr. Joseph Lesnak attended Creighton University where he achieved his BS in Exercise Science in 2015 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. Dr. Lesnak then decided to pursue a career in research studying chronic pain and joined Dr. Kathleen Sluka’s laboratory at the University of Iowa where he is entering his fourth year in the Rehabilitation Science PhD program. Dr. Lesnak's current research projects involve the use of animal models to study mechanisms of exercise-induced analgesia, the development of pharmaceuticals for pain relief and sex differences mediating chronic muscle pain.

December 14, 2021
Tue 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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