Kelsey Kochan

Pharmacology PhD Student
Traynor Lab


Areas of Interest

Kelsey is working in the lab of Dr. John Traynor to understand the signaling mechanisms of the mu opioid receptor. Targeting an allosteric site on the receptor, as well as characterizing G-protein regulators may provide us with useful information on how downstream signaling pathways can be disentangled. Gaining such knowledge to aid in design and development of opioid analgesics has the potential to alleviate the challenges associated with the current opioid epidemic