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Zaijie Jim Wang, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
The University of Illinois at Chicago
833 S. Wood St
Room 355, MC 865
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dr. Wang is a professor of pharmacology and university scholar at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is associated with various departments and centres of the university such as Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Biomolecular Sciences, Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cancer Center and Sickle Cell Center. A major objective of his laboratory is to understand the mechanisms leading to chronic pain, opioid tolerance and addiction, and opioid-induced hyperalgesia. He is also interested in developing new therapeutic targets as well as novel drugs that can be used for the treatment of pain, where the focus of pain conditions are the pain in sickle cell disease, and chemotherapy-induced pain. Recently professor Zaijie Wang received a MIRA (R35) grant for $4.6M over seven years for a project, entitled “Molecular mechanism and targeting of chronic pain in sickle cell disease”.
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