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Seyed Asaad Karimi

Supervisor: Dr. Loren Martin


Seyed Asaad Karimi is a research fellow who is interested in understanding how the brain encodes, stores, and uses information. Asaad's Research interest is grouped under 3 themes: 1: The effect of chronic pain on shaping brain circuits, 2) understanding the neural basis of cognitive function and dysfunction, 3) pain memory engram.  

Asaad's current research aims to understand how chronic pain modify the neural circuits and transmitter systems related to sensory, emotional, social and cognitive information. 

Asaad's specialties: Whole-cell patch-clamp recording, engram technology, Field Potential Recording (in vivo), Fiber Photometry recording, Rodent stereotaxic surgery, SNI surgery, Optogenetic and Chemogenetic, Microscopy (laser scanning confocal) and image analysis with ImageJ, animal handling and behavioral testing and dosing including i.p., i.v., and intracerebral (stereotaxic) injections.