Dr. Nader Ghasemlou PhD

Associate Professor
Pain Chronobiology & Neuroimmunology Laboratory
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine,
Dept. of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, and
Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Queen’s University

Dr. Nader Ghasemlou is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Anesthesiology at Queen’s University and Director of Translational Research at the Chronic Pain Clinic of the Kingston Health Science Centre. He received his PhD from McGill University in 2008 with Dr. Samuel David and trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of pain neuroimmunology with Dr. Clifford Woolf at Harvard Medical School from 2008-2014. He established the Pain Chronobiology & Neuroimmunology Laboratory at Queen’s in 2015, where his team studies the intersection of neuroimmunology, circadian biology, and pain physiology. The group uses a systems approach to study changes in neuronal physiology, inflammation, and animal behavior using animal models of injury/disease (e.g., spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and postsurgical wounds). Work from his research group has brought new insight into the contribution of skin-resident immune cells to postoperative pain, the microbiome response to spinal cord injury, and how circadian rhythms affect progression of neuroinflammation and pain.