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Assistant Professor

Phone: 631-638-2145
Research Web Page

  • University of Bologna, Italy - Biology
  • University of Ferrara, Italy - PhD Neurobiology & Neurophysiology
  • Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School - Postdoc

Research Interests:
  • Ion channels and neuronal excitability
  • mechanisms of pain

Recent Publications:
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  • Brenneis C, Kistner K, Puopolo M, Jo S, Roberson D, Sisignano M, Segal D, Cobos EJ, Wainger BJ, Labocha S, Ferreir├│s N, von Hehn C, Tran J, Geisslinger G, Reeh PW, Bean BP, Woolf CJ. Bupivacaine-induced cellular entry of QX-314 and its contribution to differential nerve block.. Br J Pharmacol. 2014 Jan;171(2):438-51
  • Galbavy W, Kaczocha M, Puopolo M, Liu L, Rebecchi MJ. Neuroimmune and Neuropathic Responses of Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglia in Middle Age. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 4;10(8)
  • Kaczocha M, Glaser ST, Maher T, Clavin B, Hamilton J, O'Rourke J, Rebecchi M, Puopolo M, Owada Y, Thanos PK. Fatty acid binding protein deletion suppresses inflammatory pain through endocannabinoid/N-acylethanolamine-dependent mechanisms. Mol Pain. 2015 Aug 28;11(1):52

Recent Presentations:
  • Chakraborty S, Puopolo M. Dopamine inhibition of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels in dorsal root ganglia neurons. Society for Neuroscience 2014
  • Puopolo M. Dopamine modulation of synaptic transmission in lamina I neurons of the dorsal horn spinal cord. Society for Neuroscience 2014
  • Puopolo J, Doroshenko M, Galbavy W, Chakraborty S, Rebecchi M. Dopamine modulation of synaptic transmission in the dorsal horn spinal cord: Presynaptic versus postsynaptic effects. Society for Neuroscience 2015