Mohapatra, DP

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

The major focus of our research group is to understand the diverse mechanisms of ion channel modulations in mammalian sensory neurons that lead to enhanced excitation of these neurons under acute and chronic pain conditions associated with metastatic bone cancers, injury/inflammation and obesity.  In addition, our laboratory is also investigating the role of voltage-gated K? channels in mammalian brain neurons and the associated ionic mechanisms underlying cellular survival-death dynamics in multiple neuronal death/degenerative conditions.