The major research focus of the Fehrenbacher laboratory is to identify the mechanisms which mediate inflammatory pain and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Our research spans a wide scope of science, from systems biology to reductionist studies to examine the function of sensory neurons to single-cell RNAseq studies to identify the effects of diseases and drugs on the transcriptome of individual sensory neurons.


  • Addiction Research
  • Pain Research
Past Affiliations
Oncology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Toxicology
PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Pharmacology, 2005
BS, University of Southern Indiana, Biology, 1999
bone nervous system biomedical research (multidisciplinary) neuroimmunology cancer biology adverse effects inflammation pain tumors chronic pain neuropharmacology