Research Labs

Duke Anesthesiology’s world-class team of researchers is devoted to preclinical studies that can lead to critical discoveries, ultimately advancing patient care. Basic science researchers generate new concepts and theories to form the basis of progress and development in a variety of fields. Our department is committed to research that focuses on mechanisms of chronic pain, a common affliction requiring breakthrough science to transform the way we provide care for patients. Our researchers work in independent yet collaborative laboratories, and co-investigate with multiple disciplines within and outside of Duke University Medical Center.

Miles Berger, MD, PhD

Miles Berger, MD, PhD

Peri-Operative Neurocognitive Research Team Laboratory

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Christopher Donnelly, DDS, PhD

Christopher Donnelly, DDS, PhD

Neuroimmunology and Applied Pain Research Laboratory

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Padma Gulur, MD

Padma Gulur, MD

Pain Relief and Opioid Mitigation Innovation Science (PROMIS) Laboratory

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Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Sensory Plasticity and Pain Research Laboratory

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Sven E. Jordt, PhD

Sven E. Jordt, PhD

Chemical Sensing, Pain and Inflammation Research Laboratory

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Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD

Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD

Mechanistic and Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory

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Madan M. Kwatra, PhD

Madan M. Kwatra, PhD

Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory

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David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC

David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC

Human Pharmacology and Physiology Laboratory (HPPL)

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Katherine Martucci, PhD

Katherine Martucci, PhD

Human Affect and Pain Neuroscience Laboratory

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Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP

FG Hall Environmental Laboratory

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Andrea G. Nackley, PhD

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD

Translational Pain Research Laboratory

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Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD, FASE

Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD, FASE

Systems Modeling of Perioperative Cardiovascular Injury and Adaptation Laboratory

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Jamie R. Privratsky, MD, PhD

Jamie R. Privratsky, MD, PhD

Kidney Protection Laboratory

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Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD

Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Outcomes Laboratory

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Thomas J. Van de Ven, MD, PhD

Thomas J. Van de Ven, MD, PhD

Nerve Injury and Pain Mechanism Laboratory

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Huaxin Sheng, MD

Huaxin Sheng, MD

Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories

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Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA

Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

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