Inflammatory Pain Pathways in Endometriosis

Inflammatory Pain Pathways in Endometriosis

Inflammatory Pain Pathways in Endometriosis

Ms Kelsi Dodds, PhD Candidate, University Adelaide

Ms Kelsi Dodds is a Health Scientist, currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Adelaide. Her PhD investigates a role for the central nervous and immune systems in the development of endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease often associated with severe pelvic pain and infertility. These pathways will be studied in a mouse model, developed for this purpose.

It is widely acknowledged that inflammation can be initiated and maintained by nerves and immune cells in other pain conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, so this research will determine if similar cells are active in endometriosis and their potential to cause and maintain disease progression.

Kelsi has been awarded prestigious Grants4Targets funding through Bayer Pharmaceuticals to further research her innovative ideas on endometriosis and pain. Be prepared for a a totally new take on your pain.

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