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Dr. Jankowski is principal investigator and an assistant professor for the Division of Pain Management in the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's within the UC Department of Anesthesiology. His lab uses a multidisciplinary experimental approach to study the primary afferent based mechanisms of pain development from neonates to adulthood.
Zachary completed his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Ohio Wesleyan University and is currently a second-year student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. He joined the Jankowski Lab in July 2015 and is researching the role of growth hormone on neonatal post-surgical pain.
Kathryn Green is a third-year student at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating, Kathryn hopes to attend medical school in Ohio and have a career at Cincinnati Children’s. She hopes to continue gaining research experience through her undergraduate years as well as when she attends medical school.
Research Assistant I
Megan obtained her degree at the University of Cincinnati in veterinary technology with a certificate in biotechnology. She currently is responsible for mouse husbandry, genotyping and other molecular biological assays in addition to administrative duties for the Jankowski Lab.
Research Assistant IV
Renita C. Hudgins obtained her Master of Biochemistry from Youngstown State University and continued graduate studies at Miami University of Ohio. Renita currently is working on the gene expression profile of growth hormone receptor knock-out mice during development and their behavioral response to mechanical and thermal stimuli before and after peripheral injury.
Jordan is a second-year neurobiology student at the University of Cincinnati. She is currently performing studies to investigate the role of muscle derived IL1β signaling on nociceptive processing during ischemia/reperfusion injury.
Dr. Liu obtained her PhD in physiology from the Medical School of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Dr. Liu started her postdoctoral research in Dr. Jankowski’s lab in July 2014.
Visiting Research Scientist
Dr. Peilin Lu is an attending anesthesiologist at West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China, currently participating in the Chinese Pediatric Anesthesiologist Research Training Program in the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's. She is working on primary skeletal muscle sensory neurons to find out the alterations during developmental inflammation.
Luis Queme obtained his PhD in Cellular Information Medicine from Nagoya University in Japan where he researched the properties of muscle nociceptors in different animal models of muscle pain. He now continues his research in muscle nociceptors after ischemic events using cutting edge electrophysiology techniques to record signals from dorsal root ganglion cells.
Jessica is a third-year neuroscience doctoral student investigating the dynamic changes in muscle afferent receptor expression after injury with methods including molecular biology, ex vivo electrophysiology, behavior, and immunohistochemistry. Her current focus regards sex differences in muscle pain after ischemic injury.
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