Diana M. Bautista, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Institution
University of California, Berkeley
Address
142 Life Sciences Addition #3200
City, State, Zip
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200
Phone
(415) 407-0858
E-mail
dbautista[at]berkeley.edu
Website
http://bautistalab.weebly.com/
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
2009

Research

In mammals, the initial detection of noxious chemical, mechanical or thermal stimuli -a process referred to as nociception - is mediated by specialized somatosensory neurons called nociceptors. Surprising little is known about the molecules underlying nociception. How painful stimuli excite nociceptors and how injury changes sensitivity to touch and pain are open questions. We are using a cellular physiology and molecular genetics approach to address these questions.