Faculty

Dr. Bradley Kerr

Associate Professor (UAH), Adjunct Assistant Professor (Pharmacology)

Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Division of Pain Medicine

About Me

Dr. Bradley Kerr is currently appointed as Associate Professor (UAH), Adjunct Assistant Professor (Pharmacology) in the Division of Pain Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Research

The development of chronic pain after spinal cord injury or in diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) is a major clinical concern. The main focus of research in my laboratory is aimed at addressing the cellular mechanisms that generate neuropathic pain in these conditions. My research uses two primary animal models: a clinically relevant spinal contusion injury model and a mouse model of autoimmune demyelination that resembles MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). My research aims to understand the specific pathways and cellular changes that arise in response to direct trauma or in chronic disease states that may promote the development of neuropathic pain. The lab employs a number of different strategies that include analysis at the cell and molecular levels, as well as systems level approaches to address this complex biological problem. 

Funding Sources 

  • The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • University Hospital Fund Lab Staff


Research Keywords

Neuroscience

Team Members

Ana Catuneanu - MSc Student
Emma Frieser - MSc Student
Kevin Thorburn - PhD Student
Saad Yousuf - PhD Student
Katherine Mifflin - PhD Student
Gustavo Tenrorio - Research Assistant/Lab Manager