A. Vania Apkarian, PhD is Director of the Center for Translational Pain Research, and Professor of Neuroscience, Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of medicine. Dr. Apkarian has studied pain for two decades, both in animal models and fMRI studies in humans.
His current interests include cortical dynamics of pain as well as brain plasticity. His overall goal is the uncovering of brain mechanisms underlying PAIN QUALIA. This work aims to alleviate clinical pain conditions and achieve a more profound theoretical and mechanistic understanding of the brain.