Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Feng Tao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Feng Tao received his RO1 award and Independent Scientist Award from NIH in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed professional journals and he is serving as an editorial board member for some professional journals. Dr. Tao also served as an invited reviewer for Johns Hopkins ACCM Seed Grant, NSF-sponsored Pilot Funding at Louisiana State University, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership Regenerative Medicine Initiative, Wings for Lifeâˆ’Spinal Cord Research Foundation in Austria, Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Spinal Cord Injury and Neuropathic Pain Panel, and NIH NRCS Study Section.
Research interests focus on the central mechanisms underlying pain transmission and the transition from acute to chronic pain after surgery. psychosocial and socio-environmental factors that are involved in the development of chronic postsurgical pain. Pain transition process after surgery. Regulation of AMPA receptor function. Development of chronic neuropathic pain after surgery. Antinociceptive effect of neuromodulation using optogenetics. Invasive electrical or non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation of brain structures. The mechanisms underlying the antinociceptive effect of neuromodulation. Optogenetic manipulation by which neuromodulation controls pain. Developing a new therapy for migraine.