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Neuroscience Seminar: Koichi Iwata, DDS discusses “Involvement of glial hyper-activation in trigeminal neuropathic pain”

posted Oct 16, 2009, 12:12 PM by


The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences and the Department of Biomedical Science in COM invite you to the following seminar:

“Involvement of glial hyper-activation in trigeminal neuropathic pain”

Koichi Iwata, DDS

Professor at Nihon University School of Dentistry, Department of Physiology

Thursday October 22, 2009
12:00pm -1:00pm
Pickus 214

Lunch will be provided

Koichi Iwata is a professor at Nihon University and graduated from the same institution in 1979. His research focused on the pain pathway with an emphasis on functional basic odontology. From 1983-2009 he contributed to the publishing of over 100 papers in several academic journals including the Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Orofacial Pain, and Experimental Neurology. His most recent paper appeared in the Journal of Physiology in 2009, “Involvement of ERK phosphorylation in brainstem neurons in modulation of swallowing reflex in rats.” He is associated with The Physiological Society of Japan, the Japanese Association for Oral Biology, and is the Director for The Japanese Association for the Study of Pain.