Dusica Bajic, PH.D., M.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia|
|Institution||Children's Hospital Boston|
Anesthesia, Pavilion 3
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Ongoing Research Support:
1. Foundation in Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Mentored Research Training Grant – Basic Research (MRTG-BR):
Title: Age Differences of Brain Circuits Mediating Morphine Effect and Development of Morphine Tolerance
The specific goal of this project is to understand how chronic morphine exposure influences Fos and nNOS expression in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray, an area that is strongly implicated in analgesic tolerance development. Age-dependent effects of morphine exposure are determined using neuroanatomical tools in a rodent model. The broad long-term objective of the proposed research is to understand mechanisms contributing to morphine tolerance during postnatal development.
2. NIH Support Opportunity for Addiction Research (SOAR) for New Investigators (R03):
Title: Age Differences of Brain Circuits Mediating Morphine Effect and Morphine Tolerance
This award will supplement basic science research approved from funding sources other than NIH, in this case the work supported by FAER Grant.
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