Dr Ramin Raouf PhD
Lecturer in Molecular Neuroscience
A major interest in my lab is to use microfluidic cultures to grow neurons responsible for the transmission of pain signals, in a way that closely mimics their functionality in the body. We believe that using such sophisticated organ-in-a-dish models, will help to unravel the mechanisms of pathological pain, and eventually reduce the number of animals used in biomedical research. ‘Pain-in-a-dish', is a microfluidic culture model of peripheral pain system developed in my lab is now being widely applied to research into molecular mechanisms of peripheral pain.
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- Vysokov et al., 2019. The role of NaV channels in synaptic transmission after axotomy in a microfluidic culture platform. Sci Rep.
- Tsantoulas et al., 2013. Probing Functional Properties of Nociceptive Axons Using a Microfluidic Culture System. Plos One.
- Cho et al., 2012. The calcium-activated chloride channel anoctamin 1 acts as a heat sensor in nociceptive neurons. Nature Neuroscience.
- Raouf et al., 2018. Inhibition of somatosensory mechanotransduction by annexin A6. Science Signaling.
- Professor Stephen McMahon, King's College London
- Professor John Wood, University College London
- Professor Peter McNaughton, King's College London