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Biography

Dr. Feng Tao is assistant professor at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Neurobiology from Fudan University in the year 2000 and Post-doc in Neurobiology of Pain and Anesthesia from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dr. Tao is also affiliated with the Society for Neuroscience, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain. As an extension of his pain research, Dr. Tao has begun a collaboration with Dr. John McDonald’s laboratory in the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute to address the problems of central chronic pain after spinal cord injury using a unique stem cell approach. This research project has been funded by a Maryland Stem Cell Research Grant. In 2012, he developed a new line of research to investigate stress-induced pain transition after surgery. His research proposal was funded with a 5-year NIH R01 grant.

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Analgesia and Anesthesia

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