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Abhijit Devalapura - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow

2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Mentor: Mark Schnitzer (Biology and Applied Physics)

“Quantifying Mouse Pain Behaviors”

Abhy is evaluating pain in mice before and after ligation of a facial nerve, as well as after a treatment to ease the pain. More specifically, he is using computer software to combine different types of data from mice to formulate a pain score that reflects the amount of pain the mice are experiencing in each of their states. He will use this data to evaluate the impact of treatment regiments in mice and to more easily compare mice and human datasets. From this project he will create a mouse pain scale that can be compared with the VAS scale commonly used to measure pain in humans.