Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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A. Vania Apkarian, PhD

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Feinberg School of Medicine

A. Vania Apkarian, PhD

Research Program


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Cancer-Focused Research

Dr. Apkarian has been studying pain for over two decades, both in animal models and fMRI studies in humans. His current interests include cortical dynamics of pain as well as brain plasticity. His overall goal is the uncovering of brain mechanisms underlying PAIN QUALIA. This work aims to alleviate clinical pain conditions and achieve a more profound theoretical and mechanistic understanding of the brain.