IASP Announces 2020 Collaborative Research Grant
Jul 31, 2020
IASP is pleased to announce the 2020 Collaborative Research Grant has been awarded to Dr. Giandomenico Iannetti, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy; Dr. André Mouraux, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and Dr. Cédric Lenoir, University College London, United Kingdom for their project “Development of a novel noninvasive method to monitor spinal cord activity in humans.” IASP Collaborative Research Grants provides assistance for international, interdisciplinary pain research collaborations.
This project aims to address the lack of a non-invasive electrophysiological sampling of nociceptive activity in the spinal cord. The project has far-reaching implications, for both basic science and clinical practice, and would allow for a readout of spinal cord function in pathological states such as spinal cord injury and chronic pain, in which plasticity is known to occur in the neural circuitry of the spinal cord and, recorded simultaneously to EEG and assess the functional relationship between spinal cord function and supraspinal cerebral activities.