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.


Announcing FAER’s approved Spring 2022 Grantees! Join us in congratulating these incredible physician-investigators and read more on our website!


#Anesthesiology #Research #TheFutureIsFAER #FAERgrantees #FAERgrantee #FAERgrants @wiscanesthesia

Lab lunch today to celebrate trainee grants & new lab members!

Was so excited & surprised to receive this awesome/nerdy PI gift: a hand-carved microglia!!

Best. Lab. Ever!!


The feel-good news you have been craving:

The amazing @J_SiliezarDoyle PhD student @stanfordneurds in the lab was just awarded the DARE: Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence fellowship!!

She represents the future of #neuroscience #academia & I couldn’t be more proud!

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Glial Biology


Peripheral injury

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Basic Pain Mechanisms

Perioperative pain

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