Franziska Denk

In my research, I explore the potential link between epigenetic mechanisms and the development of chronic pain. Does epigenetics make certain individuals more vulnerable to pain or prolong their pain?

To address these questions, I use transgenic models and high-throughput molecular analyses, such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq, on sorted cell populations.

Academic Career

2009- 2017: Postdoctoral research with Prof Stephen McMahon (King's College London)      

2005 - 2009: Wellcome-Trust funded DPhil in Neuroscience (Supervisor: Prof Richard Wade-Martins, University of Oxford)

2004 - 2005: MSc in Neuroscience (New College, University of Oxford)

2001 - 2004: BA in Experimental Psychology (St. Hilda's College, University Oxford)