The role of ion channels in pain pathways (2018–2021)
Pain is one of the most frequent and costly health problems faced by Australia. Currently available painkillers often do not work, or have intolerable side effects. We thus need better approaches to treat pain. This project will define the role of the novel pain target Nav1.6 in clinically relevant pain states, including burns pain and chemotherapy-induced pain, with the aim to develop novel treatment approaches and painkillers for these difficult-to-treat conditions.