Robert Gereau, PhD named Director of the Washington University Pain Center
Jan 07, 2013
As director of the Washington University Pain Center, Gereau will assume responsibility for the expanding clinical pain program, for clinical, translational and basic pain research as well as for education and community outreach. He will also continue in his current role as Chief of the Basic Science Division of the Pain Center. Alex S. Evers, MD, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology commented, “I anticipate that under Rob’s leadership the Pain Center will expand its reach and accomplishments and play a major role in regional and national aspects of pain management and science.”
Dr. Gereau is currently Professor of Anesthesiology and of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Chief of the Basic Science Division of the Washington University Pain Center. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University and completed postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute. Rob then took a faculty position in the Division of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine before being recruited to Washington University in 2004.
Gereau is a renowned investigator in the field of pain neurobiology. His studies focus on understanding molecular mechanisms of pain sensitization, and include both fundamental laboratory research and translational research. He has served as a member and chair of multiple NIH study sections, serves on multiple editorial boards, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Pain Society.
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