Dr. Karen Davis
Dr. Karen Davis is a neuroscientist at the Krembil Research Institute who specializes in pain and the author of more than 150 published papers.(Photo: The Globe and Mail)

Dr. Karen Davis has devoted her life to learning about something no one wants.

And there's still so much to learn, she says, about pain.

She was turned on to the topic by her North York, Ont., high-school biology teacher, Marty Greenberg.

"He was excited because they'd just discovered opiate receptors," she recalls. "It was a cool idea that we have mechanisms in the brain to not only feel pain, but also to modulate pain.

"That really got me hooked on the whole topic of pain and pain control."

Krembil Neuro Magazine 

The Krembil Research Institute and the Globe and Mail have teamed up for a special content project designed to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of our scientists and research programs at Krembil. The first of three of magazine in this series focuses on the success stories within the brain and spine program and is now available online.

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