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Roper Lab

Orosensory research

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Investigator / Contact Person Stephen Roper, Ph.D.

Research Focus

Patients undergoing chemotherapy experience a number of adverse side effects that profoundly change their quality of life.  Among these are changes in taste and other orosensory disturbances, including metallic taste and hypersensitivity to cold foods and drink.  We are studying the peripheral sensory neurons that transmit these signals into the brain in hopes of understanding how the disturbances arise and finding methods to reduce or eliminate these adverse side effects.

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