About Us

Pain research at McGill University is conducted at the AECRP (Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain). The Centre comprises researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. Its main goal is to bring together the McGill community of basic and clinical pain researchers to promote research that will result in cures for chronic pain. Through activities and international collaborations, the Centre focuses on new discoveries and their clinical applications that will improve the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.

Pain Research at McGill:
What we do and why we do it

Distinguished Career Award
Dr. Fernando Cervero
Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Cervero! Dr. Cervero received the 2015 Distinguished Career Award of the Canadian Pain Society during this year’s annual conference. [link]
Congratulations to the Recipients of the LAEF Grants in Pain Research, PhD Studentships and Fellowships of 2015:
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Pablo Ingelmo, Dr. Weiya Ma, Dr. Jean Ouellet, Dr. Philippe Segula, Dr. Timothy Wideman
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Mu Yang
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Arjun Muralidharan
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2015
Dr. Oli Abate Fulas, Mr. Lucas Topham, Ms. Maria Zamfir
Featured Papers
Sorge RE, Mapplebeck JC, Rosen S, Beggs S, Taves S, Alexander JK, Martin LJ, Austin JS, Sotocinal SG, Chen D, Yang M, Shi XQ, Huang H, Pillon NJ, Bilan PJ, Tu Y, Klip A, Ji RR, Zhang J, Salter MW, Mogil JS. Different immune cells mediate mechanical pain hypersensitivity in male and female mice Nat Neurosci. doi: 10.1038/nn.4053 (2015) [link]
Yakobov E, Scott W, Stanish W, Dunbar M, Richardson G, Sullivan M. The role of perceived injustice in the prediction of pain and function after total knee arthroplasty. Pain 155(10):2040-6 (2014) [link]
Ariel R. Ase, Nicolette S. Honson, Helmi Zaghdane, Tom A. Pfeifer, Philippe Séguéla. Identification and Characterization of a Selective Allosteric Antagonist of Human P2X4 Receptor Channels Mol Pharmacol 87:606–616 (2015) [link]
New Director for the AECRP
June 1, 2015. Jeff Mogil has been appointed the new director of the AECRP. Our thanks to Fernando for his many years of hard work and our best wishes for his retirement years. [File]
Seeking the Facts on Medical Marijuana
The New York Times: An Inerview with Dr. Mark Ware. March 23, 2015 [Link]
Appointment in the field of Pain Research
Mar. 2015 The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry at McGill University seek a cross-faculty appointment in the field of Pain Research. [Link]
Tenure track positions in Pain Research
Mar. 2015 The McGill University Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science are inviting applications for full-time tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. [Link]
Understanding And Talking About Pain Is Not Easy
Jul. 2014 Huffington Post - Interview with Dr. Fernando Cervero [Link]
Gary Bennett named IASP Honorary Member:
Aug. 2014 Congratulations to Gary on being named one of six new Honorary Members. Recognized before the IASP General Assembly of the 15th World Congress on Pain in October in Buenos Aires. [Link]
IASP Distinguished Lectures
Sep. 2014 The Ronald Mezack Lecture at the 15th. World Congress in Pain in Argentina was presented by Dr. David Yarnitsky. The award was funded by the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation. [Link]