Dr Paul Durham 1 day meeting
Friday June 8th 2018 in York
Dr. Paul Durham is Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology at Missouri State University and Director of its Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, a multidisciplinary laboratory that utilizes cellular/molecular, microbiological, biochemical and chemical techniques.
A primary goal of his research is to determine the signaling pathways by which inflammatory and anti-inflammatory agents control neuropeptide gene expression in disorders involving the trigeminal nerve. Currently, he is studying the regulation of protein expression in cultured nerve and glial cells, human cell lines, in vivo animal models and clinical studies. A major focus of his research has been to elucidate the cellular/molecular mechanisms by which novel drugs and nutraceuticals modulate the excitability state of neurons and glial cells under pathological conditions in models of migraine, TMJ disorder and epilepsy. More recently, his laboratory has been investigating epigenetic mechanisms and changes in gut microbiota in response to changes in diet, sleep pattern, stress and chronic inflammation.
Dr. Durham is frequently invited as a guest lecturer. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed research articles and more than 100 abstracts. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Headache Society, the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. In addition, he has served on numerous study sections for the National Institutes of Health, as well as pharmaceutical company advisory boards, and is currently a reviewer for more than 10 journals.