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Yongzhi Huang


Postdoctoral researcher

My research focuses on exploration of underlying brain function related to pain and its modulation. Pain, in particular chronic pain, is one of the most serious health issues and it causes suffering worldwide. Through my work, I aim to understand underlying neurophysiology in chronic pain and analgesia through advanced neurophysiological approaches and neuromodulation techniques. Recently, by using local field potentials (LFP) recorded from patients with chronic pain undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS), we were able to show how neural oscillations in sensory thalamus contribute to pain relief. I am also interested in the function of thalamocortical networks in pain perception and pain modulation.

My critical goal is to understand the mechanism of neural circuits related to pain perception and its modulation and further help to relieve human suffering.