Earl Carstens, PhD (U.S.) and Merab Tsagareli, PhD (Georgia) are the recipients of the 2022 Collaborative Research Grant to support their work on thermal hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia in chronic itch: role of TRP channels.
Dr. Earl Carstens is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences at University of California, Davis, U.S., where he studies how itch and pain are encoded and regulated within the nervous system.
Dr. Merab Tsagareli is recognized for his work on the study of transient receptor potential channels in pain and itch and the role of opioid and cannabinoid systems in analgesic and tolerance effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. His interests include the history of physiology and neuroscience.
The IASP Collaborative Research Grant provides up to $15,000 for international interdisciplinary pain research collaborations between at least two countries with an emphasis on collaborations among basic, translational, and clinical scientists.