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Sharona Gordon presents UW Science in Medicine Lecture

Sharona Gordon, associate professor of Physiology & Biophysics, presented the first 2013 Science in Medicine lecture on January 14. Her lecture, entitled “No gain, no pain: tuning TRPV1 ion channels to respond to noxious stimuli” described the molecular mechanisms by which the sensitivity of TRPV channels is modulated, an important characteristic of pain receptors. The Science in Medicine lecture series is sponsored by the School of Medicine and features UW faculty members nominated by their peers for this honor.