Vicki Bartsch receives Individual Predoctoral NRSA

Vicki Bartsch received an F31 individual predoctoral NRSA entitled "Diacylglycerol kinase mediates receptor signaling by regulating lipid levels in somatosensory neurons". The research project is an investigation of a class of enzymes called diacylglycerol kinases that are found at high levels in peripheral pain-sensing neurons. Through this research, she hopes to characterize how diacylglycerol kinases contribute to pain and itch signaling on the molecular and behavioral levels to serve the long-term goal of identifying new targets for chronic pain and itch treatments.