Dr Michael Lee

Michael Lee

University position

Lecturer

Dr Michael Lee is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Medicine

Institutes

Division of Anaesthesia

Home page

http://anaesthetics.medschl.cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Interests

Chronic pain is defined simply as pain that persists beyond 3 months, but in reality is a suffering marked by emotional distress and physical disability. For many patients, the extent of disease or injury does not fully account for the severity of pain, including those diagnosed with fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome or neuropathic pain. There are also rare individuals who express little or no pain from physical injury or disease. Current research suggests that the nervous system responds differently to injury or disease in different individuals. My research undertakes deep phenotyping of this variation in healthy volunteers and patients to better understand the genetics and neurobiology that underpins chronic pain.

References: orcid.org/0000-0002-5838-2916

Descriptors from the McGill Pain Questionnaire
Descriptors from the McGill Pain Questionnaire
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Research Focus

Keywords

Pain

Human

Neuroimaging

Psychometrics

Pharmacology

Clinical conditions

Addiction

Autoimmune diseases

Cancers

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Depressive disorders

Diabetes

Digestion and nutrition disorders

Genetic disorders

Multiple sclerosis

Stress

Stroke

Traumatic brain injury

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Randomised control trials

Wearable sensors

Collaborators

Cambridge

Ben Seymour

Geoff Woods

United Kingdom

Chris Brown Web: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/psychol...

Giandomenico Iannetti Web: http://www.iannettilab.net/product...

Peter McNaughton Web: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/...

Peter Taylor Web: https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/team/pe...

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