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Dr. Jankowski is principal investigator and an associate 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.
Adam obtained his BS in neuroscience and biology at the University of Cincinnati and joined the Jankowski lab as a graduate student in the UC neuroscience program in 2017. He studies mechanisms of neonatal nociception and is particularly interested in developmental vulnerabilities that exist after injury. Adam explores neuroimmune interactions after early life injury to better understand how children may process pain differently than adults.
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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.
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Renita obtained her Bachelor of Chemistry from Denison University, Master of Biochemistry from Youngstown State University and continued graduate studies at Miami University of Ohio. Renita is currently working on gathering data on how Slc10a6 sensory neuron expression mediates somatosensation/nociception from muscles, and it’s function in developing hypersensitivity after nerve injury.
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.
Meranda obtained her bachelor’s of science degree in biomedical science from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a student in the neuroscience graduate program and is a member of the Yates Fellowship Program. She is currently working on sex specific mechanisms that induce prolonged effects after repetitive ischemia and reperfusion injury.
Namrata obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX where she researched the signaling pathways of RhoA and Rac1 and its role in the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. She now continues her research in the development of nociception in neonates and how it progresses in adult using different molecular techniques and epigenetics analyses.
Dr. Gyanesh Tripathi has a Master’s in medical biochemistry and a PhD in neuroscience. Prior to joining the laboratory, his primary focus was on the pathogenesis of migraine, but he also performed research on excitatory neurotransmitters and genetic variation in epilepsy. He has ample experience in molecular biology methods and biostatistics. His current emphasis is on neuro-immune communication in the peripheral nervous system.
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