Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Dermatology

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Education and training

  • PhD, Genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1994
  • Postdoc, Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology, 2000

Research Interests

  • The role of central serotonergic system in development and pain
  • Identification of GRP and GRPR as itch-specific peptide and receptor
  • Mechanisms of acute and chronic itch
  • Mechanisms of opioid-induced itch and anti-itch and the role of TRPs in itch
  • Contagious and mechanical itch behavior
  • Dr. Chen’s publications