We are pleased to announce that our core faculty member Dr. Reza Sharif has been nominated as the new Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Dr. Sharif will succeed Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, whose second term will end on April 30, 2021
Dr. Sharif currently leads a pain research laboratory within the Cell Information Systems group, focusing on identifying novel pain sensors, discovering the mechanisms of chronic pain, and translating these lab discoveries into effective therapies for patients. He is also the Director of the Strategic Initiative on Neuronal Mapping of the Quebec Pain Research Network, a member of the Pain Scholars Leadership Committee of the Rita Allen Foundation and Associate Editor for the journal PAIN. He has received several awards during his career, including the Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience and the Early Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society. His proven dedication to pain research will surely lead to success in this new role. Congratulations, Reza!