I have 30 years of experience working with the structure and function of the human unmyelinated touch (C-LTMR) system. My research has spanned all the way from the peripheral receptor in the skin, spinal signaling, and cortical processing and behavior. My group was the first to demonstrate that the human C-LTMR system is important for signaling the pleasant aspects of touch.

Recently, we discovered high-threshold mechanoreceptors in the human skin with conduction velocity in the A-beta range. We are currently studying the functional significance of this ultrafast pain system, in health and disease.

I am the author of > 100 peer-reviewed papers, and I have been the supervisor of 20 undergraduate studies, 12 graduate students, and 12 postdoctoral fellows.



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