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Tuan Trang


Assistant Professor
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Cumming School of Medicine

(403) 220-7365

Cumming School of Medicine
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3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary AB  T2N 4N1

Research Activities: 

How does our body tell us something is painful?  Why do certain people go on to develop chronic pain whereas others, with apparently similar disorders or injuries, do not?  And why is pain so difficult to treat?  To begin to unravel the great paradox of pain, our research focuses on discovering the fundamental molecules and processes involved in chronic pain and enhancing the utility of opioid drugs in treating pain conditions.  Understanding the key molecules and processes that underlie chronic pain and that contribute to the unwanted side effects of opioid use is a major step towards improving current therapies and identifying novel targets for creating entirely new, more effective strategies for treating pain.  The discoveries arising from our work has direct and important benefits for the clinical management of pain conditions in children and adult chronic pain patients. 

Research Areas: 
Chronic pain mechanisms and therapies
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)