Dr Isabella Gavazzi PhD
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience Education
My main research interest is in the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling plasticity, remodelling and regeneration of adult neurons, with a particular focus on the study of the mechanisms underlying maintenance of normal connectivity, remodelling and nerve repair after injury in adult somatosensory systems and plasticity of synaptic connections in chronic pain states. Over the past few years I have become interested in pedagogical research, with a particular focus on assessment as a teaching strategy. I am the primary or deputy organiser of a number of modules in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, as well as the Senior Tutor for the Neuroscience BSc programme.
Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail
- Cibert-Goton et al., 2013. Involvement of EphB1 Receptors Signalling in Models of Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain. Plos One.
- Zhao et al., 2010. Nociceptor-expressed ephrin-B2 regulates inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Mol Pain.
- Slack et al., 2008. EphrinB2 induces tyrosine phosphorylation of NR2B via Src-family kinases during inflammatory hyperalgesia. Neuroscience.
- Battaglia et al., 2003. EphB receptors and ephrinBs regulate spinal sensory connectivity and modulate pain processing in the adult rat. Nat. Neurosci.
- Dr Anna Battaglia, King's College London