Jason McDougall

Jason McDougall



Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University

Full Member

Inflammation Research Network

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Joint physiology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1995

B.Sc. Honours Physiology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1992


Areas of Research

Arthritis, Pain, Neurogenic inflammation, Proteinase activated receptors, Cannabinoids

Using animal models of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and joint injury, Dr. McDougall's laboratory employs an integrative approach to examine the role of nerves in controlling joint inflammation and pain. His laboratory uses electrophysiology to record from joint sensory nerves to investigate their activity in arthritic conditions. Joint neuropathology is tested using immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. Inflammation of arthritic joints is assessed in his laboratory by intravital microscopy and laser speckle contrast analysis. Our aim is to identify novel drug targets to help relieve joint disease, inflammation and pain.