ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT130101215 [ 2014-01-06 - 2017-12-31 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Irina Vetter (Future Fellowship )

Brief description Using toxins to understand the mechanisms of pain. Toxins have evolved in plants, animals and microbes as part of defensive and/or prey capture strategies, and have proven to be invaluable research tools as well as providing leads for potential new therapies. This project will use subtype-selective toxins to define the role of ion channels in pain, using novel pathway-specific and disease-specific animal models of pain. The findings from this project will provide significant insight into the neuropharmacology of pain, will lead to the identification of novel molecular targets with analgesic potential and is expected to provide novel treatment approaches for pain.

Funding Amount $720,920

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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