Gissell Sanchez

Pharmacology PhD Student
Jutkiewicz/Smrcka Labs


Areas of Interest

My research project entails investigating a novel treatment to increase the safety and effectiveness of opioid analgesics by potentiating opioid analgesia without affecting adverse effects. This new approach targets G protein signaling and phospholipase C pathway from activated opioid receptors in the brain. My co-mentorship with the Smrcka lab and the Jutkiewicz lab allows me to investigate this approach at a cellular and molecular level as well as whole animal physiology and behavior.