Paul Durham

Paul L. Durham, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology at Missouri State University and Director of its Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, a multidisciplinary laboratory utilizing cellular/molecular, microbiological, biochemical, and chemical techniques.  A major focus of his research has been to elucidate the cellular/molecular mechanisms by which novel drugs and nutraceuticals modulate the excitability state of neurons and glial cells under pathological conditions.  More recently, his laboratory has been investigating epigenetic changes in response to changes in diet, sleep pattern, and chronic inflammation.  A frequently invited guest lecturer and the author of > 75 peer-reviewed research articles and > 125 published abstracts.  Dr. Durham has served on numerous NIH study sections and pharmaceutical company advisory boards, and is currently a reviewer for more than 15 journals.  Dr. Durham is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Headache Society, American Pain Society, and American Academy of Orofacial Pain.