UBC/Gunn IMS Lecture
Guest Lecturer: Professor James Henry, McMaster University
"The yin-yang of IMS: the perspective of a physiologist"
October 25th at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture at 5:30; Refreshments at 6:30
Lecture Theatre - Michael Smith Laboratories
2185 East Mall, UBC
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/2UKJ7
Parking: available in the Health Sciences Parkade
James Henry, Ph.D., is a cellular neurophysiologist. He spent the major part of his research career at
McGill University, where he started as a postdoctoral fellow (1973-1975) and reached Professor of
Physiology and Professor of Psychiatry (1976-2002). While at McGill he became internationally
known for his pioneering discovery that the peptide, substance P, is an excitatory regulator of synaptic
transmission in pain pathways, opening a new field of research in understanding pain mechanisms. In
2002, he left McGill to become the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the
University of Western Ontario (2002-2004) and then was recruited to McMaster, as the inaugural
Scientific Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care (2005-2010),
where he is now Professor Emeritus. His research covers mechanisms generating acute and chronic
pain using electrophysiological, behavioral and imaging techniques, applied to animal models of
peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back injury, cancer and central poststroke pains. His research includes knowledge translation and translational research with clinicians
on chronic pain in humans. He runs an annual professional education day and also runs a
community-based monthly chronic pain support group.