Sarah Linnstaedt

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

B.S., Virginia Tech

Ph.D., Georgetown University

In conjunction with Open Philanthropy

Almost all individuals will experience at least one traumatic injury in their lifetime. While the majority of these individuals recover, a substantial subset develop chronic post-traumatic pain (CPTP). The Linnstaedt Lab is interested in better understanding how to predict which individuals will recover versus develop CPTP following trauma, and how to prevent CPTP in those at high risk. To address this goal, we use translational research approaches to discover genetic and molecular vulnerability factors that predict CPTP and to identify promising targets for therapeutic preventative interventions.