Living with chronic pain is something many people know too well, and is very much something that affects their lives.

Stephanie Norlock, a second-year Master’s Neuroscience student has been using computational approaches to study pathological mechanisms driving chronic pain within the spinal cord.

“Understanding functional differences across chronic pain states may impact chronic pain patients through the development of new treatment targets in the nervous system for specialized types of chronic pain, development of novel assays, tests, or scans for specific chronic pain diagnoses, and even further characterizing chronic pain diagnoses on paper to provide more accessible diagnosis and treatment avenues for clinicians to navigate with their patients,” explained Norlock.