Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor

Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor

Fields of research: Neurosciences, Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System, Cellular Immunology
Tags: Nervous System and Disorders, Immune System and Allergy

Research Interests:
Damage to the nervous system is often associated with chronic neuropathic pain symptoms including spontaneous pain, increased sensitivity to painful stimuli (hyperalgesia), and pain perceived in response to normally non-painful stimuli (allodynia). Such pain is extremely debilitating and difficult to treat. My current research focuses on the mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain, with particular emphasis on how immune cells and inflammatory mediators influence chronic...

Research Interests:
Damage to the nervous system is often associated with chronic neuropathic pain symptoms including spontaneous pain, increased sensitivity to painful stimuli (hyperalgesia), and pain perceived in response to normally non-painful stimuli (allodynia). Such pain is extremely debilitating and difficult to treat. My current research focuses on the mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain, with particular emphasis on how immune cells and inflammatory mediators influence chronic pain following peripheral nerve injury or autoimmune inflammation in the nervous system.

Broad Research Areas:
Pain, Neuroscience, Inflammation

Qualifications:
PhD

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Member of the Australian Pain Society, Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, Member of the International Society of Neuroimmunology

Specific Research Keywords:
Pain Research, Nerve Injury Pain, T Cells


My Expertise

Mechanisms underlying chronic neuropathic pain symptoms including spontaneous pain, increased sensitivity to painful stimuli (hyperalgesia), and pain perceived in response to normally non-painful stimuli (allodynia). How immune cells and inflammatory mediators influence chronic pain following peripheral nerve injury or autoimmune inflammation in the nervous system.

Location

School of Medical Sciences, Translational Neuroscience Facility, Wallace Wurth Building, Level 3


 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 2478
+61 2 9385 0023

Research Activities

Immunomodulation of neuropathic pain due to peripheral nerve injury or spinal cord injury

Project

Immunomodulation of neuropathic pain due to peripheral nerve injury or spinal cord injury

The aims of this research are to assess the effects of immune modulation by inducing immune tolerance and manipulating regulatory T cells on pain behaviours following nervous s

The role of proinflammatory interleukin-17 in neuropathic pain

Project

The role of proinflammatory interleukin-17 in neuropathic pain

Peripheral nerve injury often results in persistent and debilitating neuropathic pain. My overall objective is to understand the immunological mechanisms responsible for such pain.

Chronic pain in an animal model of multiple sclerosis

Project

Chronic pain in an animal model of multiple sclerosis

Chronic pain is a common debilitating symptom affecting between 50% and 80% of MS patients. However, despite its widespread occurrence, chronic pain is a rarely studied symptom of this disease.