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Plant biology and pain: digging deeper into the endogenous mechanisms of analgesia

Published! is a series of chats with women in science highlighting their publications as leading authors. If you know someone who has recently published a scientific manuscript who would like to chat with me, you can get in touch via Twitter @laurenpoppi or email <>. Dr. Paramita Basu is a Postdoctoral Associate from the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research who studies the mechanisms of postoperative pain. Paramita recently published an article in Journal of Neuroscience titled " Sex differences in protein kinase A signaling of the latent postoperative pain sensitization that is masked by kappa opioid receptors in the spinal cord". You can read the article here . Paramita also has an interesting background in plant biology, as she screened plants for anti-cancer and analgesic compounds during her PhD. We chat about the latest in pain research, managing a new postdoc position in the height of a global pandemic, fa