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Douglas K. Anderson, Ph.D. Director, The Facial Pain Research Foundation

Eminent Scholar Professor and Chair Emeritus

Department of Neuroscience

McKnight Brain Institute Director

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gainesville, Florida


Nerve Myelin Repair and Growth 

Dr. Lucia Notterpek, Chair and Professor Department of Neuroscience

University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute


Cell Replacement Therapy as a Treatment for Injury-Induced Neuropathic Pain, 

Dr. Allan Basbaum, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy

University of California, San Francisco


Finding the Genes that Predispose to Trigeminal Neuralgia” 

Dr. Marshall Devor, Lead Investigator, Chairman of The Cell and Developmental Biology Institute at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Dr. Kim Burchiel, Lead Investigator, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Shirley McCarthy, Research Director, OHSU


Dr. Ze’ev Seltzer, Lead Investigator, Professor of Genetics at the University of Toronto


Dr. Scott Diehl, Project Consultant

Professor, Department of Oral Biology

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Professor of Health Informatics

Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

Rutgers University


Professor Joanna M. Zakrzewska MD, FDSRCS, FFDRCSI, FFPMRCA

Project Consultant and The Facial Pain Research Foundation International Coordinator. 

Consultant facial pain

Eastman Dental Hospital

Pain Management Centre

UCLH  NHS Foundation

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London UK.


Professor Ariel Darvasi

Human Genetics and Genetic Statistics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel


Dr. Sagiv Shipman

Human Genetics and Genetic Statistics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel


DNA/Genetics Collection Center Directors:


Dr. John Alksne, Neurosurgery, UCSD 

Dr. Konstantin Slavin, Neurosurgery, University of Illinois-Chicago 

Dr. William Friedman, Neurosurgery, University of Florida 

Dr. Edward Chang, Neurosurgery, UCSF 

Dr. John Lee, Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania 

Dr. Mojgan Hodaie, Neurosurgery, University of Toronto 

Dr. Joanna Zakrzewska, London 

Dr. Douglas Kondziolka, Neurosurgery, NYU Medical Center


  “Mapping Towards a Cure: Identification of Neurophysiologic Signatures

of Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain,


Dr. John K. Neubert, D.D.S., Ph.D. Project Lead Investigator is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCOD). He also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Neuroscience at the UFCOM and is on the faculty of the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida (MBI).


Dr. Mingzhou Ding, Professor, Co-Investigator

J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

McKnight Brain Institute

University of Florida


Dr. Marcello Febo, Co-Investigator

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry

McKnight Brain Institute

University of Florida


Dr. Robert Caudle, Co-Investigator

Robert M. Caudle, Ph.D.


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

College of Dentistry

McKnight Brain Institute

University of Florida


Dr. Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D. Co-Investigator

Director, McKnight Brain Institute

Director, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative

Disease, University of Florida


 “Novel Ways to Deliver Compounds That Can Eliminate the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia,


 Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke, Lead Investigator

Wolfgang Liedtke, M.D. Ph.D. 

Professor (tenured) of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Neurobiology

Attending Physician, Duke Neurology Clinics for Headache, Head-Pain and Trigeminal Sensory Disorders

Duke University School of Medicine, Dept of Neurology 



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