My research has been focused on the ion channel and membrane excitability mechanisms at peripheral system. The ion channels studied include voltage-gated sodium, potassium, and calcium channels and acid-sensitive sodium and potassium channels. The roles of relevant ion channels have been studied in pain sensation at dorsal root ganglion (DRG), chemo-sensitivity at arterial chemoreceptors, hormone secretion in adrenal gland, and peripheral sympathetic activity at sympathetic ganglion, respectively. Currently, we are studying peripheral ion channel mechanism and treatment in chronic pain conditions that are associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), chemotherapy drug-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), and spinal cord injury (SCI).
- Ion Channel and Membrane Excitability Mechanisms in Diseases
Research: Complication of Diabetes and Obesity
- Pain Research
- Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research