Richard Traub, Ph.D.

Richard Traub, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Research interests

Visceral pain


Sex differences


Gonadal hormone modulation


Stress


Comorbid pain conditions/mechanisms

Research approaches

In vivo electrophysiology


EMG recording


Immunocytochemistry


biochemistry

Publications

  1. Ji, Y., Tang, B., Cao, D-Y., Wang, G. and Traub, R.J. Sex differences in spinal processing of transient and inflammatory colorectal stimuli in the rat, Pain, 153:1965-1973, 2012. PMID: 22819535
  2. Traub, R.J. and Ji, Y. Sex differences and hormonal modulation of deep tissue pain, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 34:350-366, 2013. PMID: 23872333
  3. Traub, R.J., Cao, D-Y., Karpowicz, J., Pandya, S., Dorsey, S., Dessem, D. A clinically relevant animal model of temporomandibular disorder and irritable bowel syndrome comorbidity. J Pain 15(9):956-66, 2014. PMID: 24981128
  4. Cao, D-Y., Bai, G., Ji, Y., Karpowicz, J., Traub, R.J. Epigenetic upregulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 in the spinal cord attenuates estrogen-induced visceral hypersensitivity, GUT, 2014 Nov 6. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2014-307748
  5. Ji, Y., Cao, D-Y., Bai, G. and Traub, R.J. Estradiol modulates visceral hyperalgesia by increasing thoracolumbar spinal GluN2B subunit expression in female rats. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 2015, In press.