Ke Ren, PhD


Ke Ren, PhD

Professor, Department of Pain and Neural Sciences


Research interests

Orofacial pain

Pain modulation

Pain therapy

Animal models

Research approaches

Behavioral pharmacology

western blot



focal brain injection

animal pain models


ORCID ID   kren

Lab or individual page



  1. Guo W, Wang H, Zou S, Wei F, Dubner R, Ren K. Long lasting pain hypersensitivity following ligation of the tendon of the masseter muscle in rats: A model of myogenic orofacial pain. Mol Pain 2010; 6:40. PMCID: PMC2914030
  2. Ren K, Dubner R. Interactions between the immune and nervous systems in pain. Nat Med. 2010; 16:1267-76. PMCID: PMC3077564.
  3. Guo W, Wang H, Zou S, Gu M, Watanabe M, Wei F, Dubner R, Huang GT, Ren K. Bone marrow stromal cells produce long-term pain relief in rat models of persistent pain. Stem Cells. 2011; 29(8):1294-303. PMCID: PMC3277433
  4. Guo W, Wang H, Zou S, Dubner R, Ren K. Chemokine signaling involving chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 plays a role in descending pain facilitation. Neurosci Bull 2012; 28:193-207. PMCID: PMC3925328
  5. Guo W, Imai S, Dubner R, Ren K. Multipotent stromal cells for arthritic joint pain therapy and beyond. Pain Manag. 2014; 4(2):153-62. PMID: 24641438.