Tawfik Laboratory

Rigorous science done by passionate people

Our Mission

Our mission is to do the best clinically-informed basic science to advance our understanding of the neuroimmune contribution to chronic pain in a thoughtful manner with our patients always in mind.

In order to further understand the mechanisms that contribute to the transition from acute to chronic pain, we use a variety of approaches that span behavioral to cellular. We are particularly excited about techniques that can be translated to humans including live animal imaging and whole cell mass cytometry.


Can anyone direct me to a paper on ATF3 expression in contralateral DRG after injury?
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Defended my #PhD 15 years ago today!!

Thanks to all the amazing mentors, friends, family, who have made the journey into a memorable science adventure 🤓

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Glial Biology


Peripheral injury

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Basic Pain Mechanisms

Perioperative pain

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