2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Eric Gross, Anesthesia

Annabel is studying a receptor called the “chili pepper receptor”, or transient receptor potential vanilloid 1, that is responsible for pain sensation. She is researching the effects of modifying this receptor in order to develop pain therapeutics that are non-narcotic and cardiac-safe.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Regulation of TRPV1 and TRPV4 Membrane Trafficking

Annabel Chen1, Carl Hurt1, Eric Gross1
[Department of Anesthesia1, Stanford University]