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Jimena Perez Sanchez

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Research Interests

My research focuses on how neurons of the somatosensory system process information. I aim to explore the neural circuits that drive pain; from sensory neurons that relay information from the periphery to the spinal cord to descending modulation from supraspinal areas, addressing plastic mechanisms that lead to chronic pain in pathological conditions.

I use electrophysiology, but also imaging and behavioural assays, to study the impact of changes in sensory afferents and dorsal horn neurons in the spinal cord. I believe that the combination of two-photon microscopy with electrophysiology can give powerful insight into the mechanisms of spinal cord plasticity in normal and pathological conditions.

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