Paul G. Green

University of California, USA

Paul G. Green obtained his B.S. degree in pharmacology, at University College London, and then went on to obtain an M.S. degree in neurochemistry at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Institute of Neurology (University of London). He earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Surrey, UK studying opioid-cholinergic interactions in antinociception. From there, he moved to the Department of Pharmacology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Calif, USA for postdoctoral training with Drs. N. Lee and H. Loh examining the role of dynorphin in the development of opioid tolerance and dependence. He then joined the laboratory of Dr. Jon Levine to study peripheral nociceptive mechanisms and neuroendocrine and inflammatory interactions in nociceptive mechanisms. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF, where his current research focuses on primary afferent nociceptor mechanisms underlying chronic muscle pain. He has developed new animals models of ergonomic muscle pain (vibration and eccentric exercise), which together with inflammatory mediator-induced muscle pain is facilitating his investigation into the cellular mechanisms underlying the critical transition from acute to chronic muscle pain.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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