Kai-Yuan Fu

Peking University School & Hospital of Stomatology, China 0000-0001-7049-9888

Kai-Yuan Fu received the M.S. degree from the West-China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China, from 1988 to 1991, and he obtained the Ph.D. degree from Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, from 1991 to 1994. Fu was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA, from 1996 to 1998. Fu has, moreover, been an Associate Professor at the Peking University School of Stomatology, Beijing, China, a Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA, a Professor at the Peking University School of Stomatology, China, and a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Mass, USA. Fu has several society memberships: he is a Member of the Society for Neuroscience, a Board Member and a Vice President of the Chinese Society for TMD & Occlusion, a President of the Orofacial Pain Group, Chinese Society for TMD & Occlusion, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, a Member of the International Association for Dental Research, a Member of the Chinese Association for the Study of Pain, a Board Member of the Chinese Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, a Board Member and a Secretary of the Chinese Society for TMD & Occlusion, and a Member of the Chinese Association for Stomatological Medicine. Currently, Fu is focusing on the mechanisms of disc repositioning for TMD anterior disc displacement and the basic research about pain mechanisms; he hypothesized that spinal microglia play a key role in chronic pain mechanisms. His ongoing research now is focused on the mechanisms of how spinal microglia are activated and which pathway-activated microglia modulate pain transmission in the spinal cord.

Biography Updated on 16 October 2013

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