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photo Brian M. Davis, PhD


Professor of Neurobiology and Medicine


Phone: 412-648-9745

Office: E1451 Basic Science Research Tower
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-9745
Fax: 412-648-1441
Education and Training
BA - Biology, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champagne, IL, 1978
PhD - Neuroscience, State University of New York - Stony Brook, NY, 1983
Postdoctoral Fellow - Neorophysiology, State University of New York - Stony Brook, NY, 1985
Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurodevelopment, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL, 1986
Postdoctoral Fellow - Spinal Cord Regeneration, University of Illinois - Chicago, IL, 1989
Research Interest
Dr. Davis is a Professor of Neurobiology and Medicine whose research focuses on the role of growth factor interaction with sensory fibers that may be responsible for regulating neurogenic inflammation in pancreatic disease. He also investigates the role of the peripheral nervous system in pancreatic cancer pain and metastasis.
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Selected Publications:
Yamaichi, Y., Bruckner, R., Ringgaard, S., Moll, A., Cameron, D.E., Briegel, A., Jensen, G.J., Davis, B.M., Waldor, M.K. A multidomain hub anchors the chromosome segregation and chemotactic machinery to the bacterial pole. Genes and Development. 2012; 26(20): 2348-60.
Powell, K.J., Sharma, P., Richens, J.L., Davis, B.M., Moses, J.E., O'Shea, P. Interactions of marine-derived y-pyrone natural products with phospholipid membranes. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2012; 14(42): 14489-91.
Galvao, J., Davis, B.M., Cordeiro, M.F. In vivo imaging of retinal ganglion cell apoptosis. Current Opinion in Pharmacology. 2013; 13(1): 123-7.
Notable Achievements
Member, Society for Neurosciences, 1979 - Present
Member, American Gastroenterology Association, 2001 - Present
Member, International Association for the Study of Pain, 2005 - Present