Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research


Scanning electron micrograph of the dendrites of a cerebellar Purkinje cell - Hausser Lab


Molecular Nociception Group

The Molecular Nociception Group focuses on genetic approaches to understanding the biology of damage-sensing neurons (nociceptors), somatosensation, pain and touch.

wood lab group photo
Professor John Wood

Director Sensory Neurobiology

Dr Jing Zhao

Co-Director Mechanistic Studies of Somatosensory Pathways

Dr Liam Browne

Neural Circuits for Pain

  • Dr Ara Schorscher-Petcu (Research Fellow)
  • Elisa Clemente (PhD student)
  • Jonathan Seaman (MSc student Neuroscience)
  • Denis Duagi (MSci Student Neuroscience)
Dr James Cox

Co-Director Mammalian Sensory Genetics

Dr Andrei Okorokov

Transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of pain

Lab Manager

Sam Gossage