David A. Andersson
King's College London, UK
Dr. Andersson’s research is focused on how sensory neurons control pain and nociception. His team is particularly interested in two areas that they are convinced will improve their understanding of acute and chronic pain:
1) They are unravelling the mechanisms responsible for chronic pain in fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain caused by the chemotherapeutic drug oxaliplatin.
2) They are exploring interactions between TRP ion channels and neuronal G-protein coupled receptors and we have demonstrated that these interactions can exert powerful influence over the activity of sensory neurons, thereby controlling pain.
In 2009, he was awarded the first KCL/London Law Trust Medal and fellowship (now the Professor Anthony Mellows Medal).