Averitt awarded NIH grant for study of trigeminal pain

Dayna Averitt (biology) was awarded a $385,000 National Institutes of Health grant for her project that will evaluate the potential for hormone modulation of serotonin’s ability to turn on pain mechanisms in trigeminal sensory neurons. If so, novel drugs targeting peripheral serotonin receptors may be highly effective at treating trigeminal pain, such as migraine headaches, in women. (9-5-18)