Jin Y. Ro, BS, MA, PhD


Jin Y. Ro, BS, MA, PhD

Professor, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences


Research interests

Cellualr and molecular mechanisms of muscle pain

Trigeminal pain processing

Peripheral mechanisms of chronic pain

Sex differenes and hormonal effects in pain and analgesia

Research approaches

Behavioral pharmacology

Extracellular electrophysiology

Ca2+ imaging

Biochemistry and molecular biology


  1. S Wang, J Joseph, JY Ro, MK Chung (2015) Modality-specific mechanisms of PKC-induced hypersensitivity of TRPV1: S800 is a polymodal sensitization site. Pain (in print)
  2. MK Chung, J Lee, J Joseph, JL Saloman, JY Ro (2015) Peripheral Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor activation leads to muscle mechanical hyperalgesia through TRPV1 phosphorylation in the rat. J of Pain 16 (1):67-76
  3. J Joseph, S Wang, J Lee, JY Ro, MK Chung (2013) Carboxy terminal domain of transient receptor   potential vanilloid 1 contains distinct segments differentially involved in capsaicin- and heat-induced desensitization. J Biol Chem. 288(50): 35690-702
  4. JS Lee, J Saloman, G Weiland, MK Chung and JY Ro (2012) Functional interactions between NMDA receptors and TRPV1 in trigeminal sensory neurons mediate mechanical hyperalgesia in the rat masseter muscle. Pain. 153 (7):1514-24.
  5. K Niu, Y Zhang and JY Ro (2012) Effects of gonadal hormones on the peripheral cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) under a myositis condition in rats. Pain 153 (11): 2283-91.