Emily Mills

Post-doctoral Fellow
University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

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I graduated from my PhD in April 2020 under the supervision of Professor Luke Henderson and Dr. Flavia Di Pietro at the School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. In my PhD, I used functional MRI to investigate the function of pain-modulation neural circuits in the brainstem in individuals with chronic neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain. This work represented the first detailed exploration of brainstem pain circuitry functioning in humans with chronic pain. 

I commenced my post-doctoral training with Professor Karen Davis at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada in June, 2021. I am a recipient of a Canadian Institute of Health Research post-doctoral fellowship. My post-doctoral research aims to use MRI and magnetoencephalography to understand structural and functional brain alterations in individuals with chronic neuropathic pain, and to assess changes in brain structure and function following successful pain-relieving treatments for these conditions.