The Molecular Nociception Group focuses on genetic approaches to understanding the biology of damage-sensing neurons, somatosensation, pain and touch The past decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of the receptor systems and regulatory pathways that underlie the responses of these specialised cells to the occurrence of tissue damage. This has important implications for human health and disease.
Our group combines recombinant DNA technology, electrophysiology and gene targeting and behavioural approaches to explore the channels, receptors, transcription factors and regulatory pathways that control nociceptor excitability. UCL provides an exciting environment for basic neuroscience and clinical interactions.
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Prof. John N Wood is head of the Molecular Nociception Group and a member of the London Pain Consortium.Click here to contact Prof. Wood for further information