Marlene Cano

Neuroscience & Pharmacology

Pain plays an important role in quality of life, it is something that most of the population will experience many times in their life and is one of the most common reasons why patients will visit a physician. I am interested in assessing the mechanism by which mu opioid receptor (MOR) agonists such as morphine produce antinociception in both naïve and hyperalgesic models. In addition, I am interested in differentiating the relevance of presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanistic pathways to antinociception produced via MOR agonists in these respective models.

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Dept of Internal Medicine, UIHC
Marlene Cano
El Paso, TX
B.S., Chemistry, B.A., Biology; Our Lady of the Lake