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David A. Seminowicz, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

-Professor, Medical Biophysics and Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

-Adjunct Associate Professor and Dean’s Faculty, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences.

-Honorary Principal Research Scientist, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

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Joyce Teixeira da Silva, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
Joyce was a Postdoc in the Seminowicz Pain lab before being offered Assistant Professor at University of Maryland in 2022. Joyce completed her PhD at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently working on neuroimaging studies of sex and age differences in pain in both humans and animals. She runs a translational lab, taking research from“Bench to Bedside and Back Again.”


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Michael L. Keaser, BA

Michael is an analyst and lab technician. He duties include server administration, Medoc maintenance and data organization.


Sarah Margerison
Grad Student

Sarah is a PHD student and physical therapist.  Throughout her practice, she has developed a strong interest in the brain processes associated with pain and is excited to use fMRI and EEG to add to this body of knowledge.  She hopes to use what she has learned in the lab to improve management of musculoskeletal patients in the physical therapy clinic.

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Chloe Cheung, BMSc
Grad Student
Chloe is a Master's student at Western University in the department of Neuroscience. She earned a Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Western University, majoring in both Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences and Medical Cell Biology. When not in the lab, Chloe enjoys reading Shakespeare, running, and cycling.

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Khashayar Rahsepar
Dental Student

UMSOD, class of 2022

Khashayar joined the lab in 2019 while completing his dental program at UMSOD. 

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Darrah Speis
Research Assistant

Darrah graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in May 2020 with two BS degrees in Biology and Psychology. She's attending Temple School of Medicine Class of 2026. In the summer she hikes and in the winter she knits.


Brent Stewart
Grad Student

Brent is a PhD student in University of Maryland, Baltimore's Program in Neuroscience. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Psychology from Emory University. 

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Mariya Prokhorenko

 Research Assistant

Now PhD student at USUHS

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Catherine Hubbard, PhD

Now Assistant Prof at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)


Vani Mathur,


Now Assistant Prof at Texas A&M


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Li Jiang, PhD

Now Research Associate at UMB

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Shariq Khan, MS

Class of 2017

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Marc Rangel, DDS

Class of 2016

Now a dentist

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Tim Meeker,PhD

Grad student

Now Postdoc at JHU

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Luma Samawi, BA
Research Assistant

Now MS student at Kings College London

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Yuan Wang, MD
Research Scholar

Now Assistant Prof at Xi'an Jiaotong University

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Bethany Remeniuk, PhD

Now at Akoya Biosciences, Inc.

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Shana Burrowes, MPH, PhD
Grad student

Now Postdoc at Boston University


Janell Payano Sosa
Grad Student

Now a postdoc at National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, MD

Graduate Students

Samuel Krimmel
Grad Student

Now a Postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis 


Andrew Furman, MS
Grad Student

Now a Postdoc

Dental Students
Research Assistants & Others
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Daniela Loebl, DDS, MSD

Class of 2016

Now an orthodontist 


Ashrita Kumar, BS
Research Assistant

Now singing full time in her band, Pinkshift

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Janusiya Muthulingam MSc
Class of 2016

Now PhD Student in Univ. Aalborg

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Sooyoung Yoo, BS

Now a Dental Student

(class of 2019) at NYU

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Jing Zhang, BS
Research Assistant

Now PhD student at UC Irvine


Luis Guillermo Hernandez Rojas
Post Doc

Now Assistant Professor at Department of Computing at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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