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August 17, 2017Chulmin Cho is awarded a Pain Scientist studentship from the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain. Congratulations!
July 20, 2017Chulmin Cho wins people's choice for best video pitch of his research during the Connaught Summer Institute in Pain. Congratulations!
July 19, 2017Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk for the Connaught Summer Institute in Pain at the University of Toronto. The title of his talk was Animal models of pain: The good, the bad and the ugly.
July 14, 2017Navi Lidhar is awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to work on the social modulation of pain. Congratulations!
June 9, 2017Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk at the Royal Ontario Museum for SEXposium. The title of his talk was Sex matters: Balancing the scales in pain research. 
May 4, 2017Chulmin Cho wins best oral presentation at the Graduate Research Colloquium. Congratulations! 
May 2, 2017Areej Fatima and Rachel Lui join the lab as Undergraduate Research Assistants. Welcome!
May 1, 2017Vassilia Michailidis joins the lab as a Graduate Student in Cell and Systems Biology. Welcome!
​April 4, 2017
Dr. Martin is awarded an NSERC Research Tools and Instruments grant. 
April 1, 2017Claire Chan is awarded a CGSM NSERC to continue working on the behavioural and neurobiological role of affective touch. Congratulations!
March 29, 2017Dr. Martin is awarded a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (John R. Evans Leaders Fund). 
March 1, 2017Meruba Sivaselvachandran is awarded an NSERC-URSA to work on "Pain and Social Dominance". Congratulations!
February 28, 2017Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk at the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain Day. The title of his talk was "Stress, Pain and Social Interactions".
February 23, 2017Dr. Martin is awarded an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Innovation. 
January 2, 2017Vassilia Michailidis joins the lab as an independent research project student. Welcome!
November 10, 2016Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk at Sick Kids for PICH2GO. The title of his talk was "The modulation of pain by social and environmental stress"
October 24, 2016Fatima Setak is awarded a UTM Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations!
October 14, 2016Erinn Acland successfully defend her MA thesis. Congratulations!
September 27, 2016Navdeep Lidhar joins the lab as a PhD candidate. Welcome!
September 22, 2016Sivaani Sivaselvachandran successfully defends her MA thesis.  Congratulations!
September 7, 2016Pawandeep Sandhu and Maria Malik Join the lab as Undergraduate Thesis Students. Welcome!
August 17, 2016Erinn Acland is awarded a Pain Scientist studentship from the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain. Congratulations!
June 10, 2016Our review paper on rodent empathy was accepted for publication in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  Read it here!
May 28, 2016Mary Loka is awarded the Dean's Excellence Award in the category of Research/Experiential Learning. Congratulations!
May 28, 2016Sarasa Tohyama is awarded the Best Poster Prize at the Canadian Pain Conference in Vancouver.  The title of her poster was "Placebo Analgesia in a Mouse Model of Chronic Pain".
May 17, 2016Moonjeong Cho joins the lab as a research volunteer.  Welcome!
May 13, 2016Dr. Martin is awarded the Connaught New Researcher award from the University of Toronto for his work on chronic pain-induced depression.
May 11, 2016Dr. Martin is awarded the American Pain Society Future Leaders Grant to examine hypothalamic activation in chronic pain models.
May 5, 2016Mary Loka is awarded a NSERC URSA to work in the lab on a project examining analgesics in a mouse model of postoperative pain. Congratulations!
May 2, 2016Matthew Danesh, Fatima Setak and Meruba Sivaselvachandran join the lab as Undergraduate Research Assistants. Welcome!
April 26, 2016Sivaani Sivaselvachandran is awarded a GEF travel grant to attend the the Canadian Society Conference in Vancouver. 
April 18, 2016Sivaani Sivaselvachandran is awarded a CGSM NSERC to continue her work on rodent models of empathy. Congratulations!
April 12, 2016Our review paper on the use of DREADDs for behavioural neuroscience is accepted for publication in Frontiers in Genetics. 
April 7, 2016Dr. Martin is awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant for his work on the neural mechanisms of stress and empathy. 
April 4, 2016Chulmin Cho joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher.  Welcome!
March 31, 2016Erinn and Sivaani are awarded UTM Travel Grants to attend the Canadian Pain Society Conference in Vancouver.
March 15, 2016Mary Loka is awarded the UTM Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations!
February 9, 2016Dr. Martin is awarded a Canada Research Chair in Translational Pain Research. Read the short press release from UTM here. 
January 29, 2016Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk at Trent University. The title of his talk was "The modulation of pain by social and environmental stress"
December 11, 2015Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk at York University.  The title of his talk was "The modulation of pain by social and environmental stress"
November 10, 2015Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk for the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain Translational Seminar Series. The title of his talk was "Novel translational models for the study of stress–induced hyperalgesia/analgesia".
November 6, 2015Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk for the Brain and Behaviour Seminar Series at the University of Toronto. The title of his talk was was "The Genetic and Psychosocial Modulation of Pain in Mice and People".
October 28, 2015Read our story in UTM news about a new direction in the lab.  Click here. 
October 25, 2015Dr. Martin, Sivaani Sivaselvachandran and Sally Abdullah demonstrate how to test pain sensitivities in people during the UTM Fall Campus Day. 
October 22, 2015Sally Abdullah is awarded a UTM Undergraduate Research Grant.  Congratulations!
September 22, 2015Dr. Martin's paper on the analgesic properties of bupranolol and propranolol enantiomers is accepted for publication in the Journal of Pain.
September 17, 2015Loay Moharram joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant. 
September 14, 2015Erinn Acland joins the lab as a graduate student. Martha Pokarowski joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant.
September 3, 2015Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk for the European Pain Federation Conference in Vienna, Austria. The title of his talk was "Novel Translational models for the study of stress-induced hyperalgesia/analgesia
July 8, 2015Dr. Martin gives a talk for the UTM lab liaisons event featuring the Psychology Department.  Read about it here.
July 1, 2015Sarasa Tohyama joins the lab as a research technician and Daina Wilkialis joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant
June 1, 2015Sivaani Sivaselvachandran joins the lab as a graduate student. Claire Chan, Sally Abdallah, Mary Loka and Abi Chandiramohan join the lab as undergraduate research assistants. 
May 23, 2015Dr. Martin is invited and gives a talk during the Canadian Pain Society meeting in P.E.I.  His talk was titled the "Modulation of Pain by Social and Environmental Stress.
May 13, 2015Dr. Martin gives a talk during the American Pain Society Data Blitz session titled "Male-specific conditioned hypersensitivity in mice and people"
April 27, 2017Dr. Martin is awarded the Canadian Pain Society/Pfizer Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant for his work on neural mechanisms underlying conditioned hyperalgesia.
February 10, 2015Dr. Martin is awarded a seed grant from the University of Toronto Mississauga Research and Scholarly Activity Fund for his work on social stress and chronic pain
January 20, 2015In praise of bonding!  Read our news story from UTM here
January 15, 2015Dr. Martin's paper on the blockade of empathy by stress is published in Current Biology.
January 5, 2015Dr. Martin officially starts his tenure as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga.