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Faculty Detail    
Name JENNIFER DEBERRY
 
Campus Address BMR2 202 Zip 6810
Phone  (20-5) -668
E-mail  jenniferdeberry@uabmc.edu
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Education
Undergraduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2002  B.S. 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2010  Ph.D. 
Fellowship  University of Pittsburgh    2014  Postdoctoral 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Anesthesiology   Anesthesiology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Assistant Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Neuroscience Graduate Program 

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Pain Society  Co-Chair, Basic Science SIG  http://americanpainsociety.org/ 
International Association for the Study of Pain  Member  http://www.iasp-pain.org/ 
Society for Neuroscience    https://www.sfn.org/ 



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Mechanisms underlying pathological changes in visceral sensation and organ function
Description
I am interested in understanding the neuronal mechanisms and anatomical pathways underlying visceral sensation, and how changes in information processing lead to persistent pain and/or organ dysfunction. We utilize a combination of in vivo and in vitro techniques to study the function of distinct anatomical, neurochemical, and functional subsets of sensory neurons and their connections. Animal models of inflammation, stress, diabetes, and spinal cord injury allow us to study changes that lead to increased sensation (pain), loss of sensation, and altered organ function, with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic strategies for pain and organ dysfunction.

Keywords
pain, viscera, inflammation, diabetes, spinal cord injury