1. Andrew Shepherd, Ph.D.


  2. Instructor - click here to see my page

  3. Projects:

  4. BulletMechanisms of peripheral nociceptor sensitization in metastatic bone cancer pain.

  5. BulletNeuro-immune interactions and pain sensitization associated with obesity.

  6. BulletK channel modulation and neuronal survival-death dynamics in mammalian brain neurons.       


  1. Samantha Kelly


  2. Undergraduate Student Researcher

  3. Project - Sensory ion channel modulations in cancer pain.




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  5. Suraj K., Ph.D.


  6. Research Specialist

  7. Project - Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying phosphorylation-dependent modulation of sensory ion channels.






  1. D.P. Mohapatra, Ph.D.


  2. Associate Professor & Principal Investigator - click here to see my page


        Contact address:

        Department of Anesthesiology & Washington University Pain Center

        Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

        5502A CSRB; 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

        Voice - (314) 362-8229 (Office); (314) 362-8244 (Lab)

        FAX - (314) 362-8334

        email: mohapatrad@anest.wustl.edu



Prospective Graduate Student(s)








Prospective Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s)



  1. Raeesa P. Gupte, Ph.D.

  2. Graduate Student - 2012 to 2015

  3. Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  4. Hoglund Brain Imaging Center

  5. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (USA)







  6. Aaron D. Mickle, Ph.D.

  7. Graduate Student - 2011 to 2014

  8. Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Prof. Robert Gereau’s group in Washington University Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology,

  9. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO (USA)





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  11. Ajit Tiwari, Ph.D.

  12. Postdoctoral Researcher - 2012 to 2013

  13. Current Position: Instructor, Dr. Anne Kenworthy’s group in Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at  Nashville, TN (USA)







  14. Lipin Loo, Ph.D.

  15. Graduate Student - 2009 to 2013

  16. Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Mark Zylka’s group in Neuroscience Center, and Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

  17. University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, NC (USA)

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  20. Elke Bocksteins, Ph.D.

  21. Visiting/Exchange Postdoctoral Researcher - 2010 to 2011

  22. Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Prof. Dirk Snyders’ group in Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerpen, Antwerp (Belgium)





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  24. Ramon A. Lorca, Ph.D.

  25. Postdoctoral Researcher - 2009 to 2010

  26. Current Position:  Instructor, Prof. Sarah England’s group in the Center for Women’s Reproductive Sciences Research

  27. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO (USA)

Lab Alumni