John A. Lynch Lecture Series: Causes and Consequences of Chronic Pain

Location: Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science (View on map )

Vania Apkarian, Ph.D., professor of physiology, anesthesia, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University, focuses on unraveling brain mechanisms that underlie acute and chronic pain, and more broadly, studies how the brain processes information that gives rise to perception.

His team is focused on disentangling brain circuitry shared between chronic pain and addiction, which can transform research into clinical treatment and prevention of chronic pain.