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DR Peregrine Osborne


  • Neuroscience, especially neurobiology of pain, analgesia, and pain relieving drugs or therapies (Neuroplasticity, neuropathic pain, analgesia, spinal cord injury)



Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1992
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1988



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Our group is using a multidisciplinary approach to study different aspects of pain caused by damage to the nervous system. We use electrophysiology and cell imaging to study changes in the function of nerve cells in sensory dorsal root ganglia and the central nervous system. These may be caused by nerve damage, or by neurochemicals or drugs that modulate pain processing. We also use a variety of neuroanatomical techniques to study the functional organization of pain pathways. Lastly, well established behavioral testing methods are used to study pain processing directly. Techniques performed in laboratory: neuropharmacology, patch clamp electrophysiologiy, neuronal cell culture, live cell imaging, confocal microscopy, brain mapping (in rodents), behavioral testing.