Using Drosophila to study injury- and disease-associated pain

Professor Michael Galko
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 11:00am
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
Special Seminar
The Galko lab is interested in how organisms respond to tissue damage. We use the genetically tractable fruit fly Drosophila to explore this biology. We have projects exploring skin wound healing, injury-induced inflammation, and injury-induced nociceptive (pain) hypersensitivity. My talk will give an overview of our approach to dissecting injury- and disease-associated (primarily diabetes) nociceptive hypersensitivity and introduce a relatively new project exploring analgesic (pain-dampening) pathways in Drosophila.
Professor Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Dept of Cell and Systems Biology