Meet Our Newest Faculty Member: Dr. Nikhil Sharma
Nikhil Sharma, PhD joined the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics as an Assistant Professor in March 2021. Dr. Sharma received a BS in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard University, and he completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Sharma’s research is focused on understanding the biological and molecular bases of pain, which is a fundamental sensation that is required for alerting organisms to persistent or acute environmental dangers. A key focus of the research in Dr. Sharma’s lab is to understand how neurons — known as primary nociceptors — can detect and transmit noxious stimuli from peripheral organs, such as the skin to the spinal cord and brain. Dr. Sharma’s research aims to understand the function of primary nociceptors from a developmental, molecular and neural circuit level.
Please use this link to visit Dr. Sharma's lab page to learn more about his research.