Mark Zylka and colleagues have identified an enzyme that blocks chronic pain by robbing a major pain pathway of a key ingredient. The enzyme could prevent lasting pain after surgery.
June 2010 - Faber lab publication rated "exceptional" and "may well be the seminal paper in one of the most important mysteries in vascular biology."
June 2010 - McCormick's project "PECAM-1 regulation of eNOS activation" will be supported by a two-year fellowship.
Assistant professor Mark Zylka was awarded one of 42 NIH Roadmap Transformative R01 grants for his project Harnessing Ectonucleotidases to Treat Chronic Pain.
July 2009 - AHA predoctoral fellowship will provide two years of support for Dan's project in the Tzima lab.
The Journal of Neuroscience publishes findings by the Zylka lab, in collaboration with labs at Caltech and the University of Pittsburgh, that the G protein-coupled receptor called Mrgprd enhances excitability in nociceptive (pain-sensing) neurons.
June 2009 - Caron lab graduate student, Mahita Kadmiel, has been awarded two years of support from the American Heart Association.
June 2009 - Maggie McCormick and Samantha Strickland are accepted into UNC's Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program.
Video: Mark Zylka, PhD, and members of his lab, together with colleagues at the University of Helsinki, have discovered a new therapeutic target for pain control, one that appears to be eight times more effective at suppressing pain than morphine.
October 2008 - Kathleen Caron, PhD, is one of three awardees to receive a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship.
July 2008 - Assistant Professor Arjun Deb, MD, has received a 2008 New Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation.