Dr. Manish Kumar Madasu Presented with Toni Shippenberg Young Investigator Award at KappaCon 2021

Manish Kumar Madasu, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, was the recent recipient of the Toni Shippenberg Young Investigator Award during the KappaCon 2021 Kappa Therapeutics Conference, which was held virtually in early April.

Created in recognition of kappa opioid researcher, Toni Shippenberg, the award is given every two years to students or postdoctoral researchers presenting the best talks or posters during the conference. Madasu was recognized for his presentation titled, “Peripheral Kappa Opioid Receptor Activation Drives Cold Hypersensitivity in Mice.”

The presentation highlighted Madasu’s recent work to investigate the role of the peripheral kappa opioid receptor system in cold hypersensitivity and cold pain. Madasu has been conducting his research under the mentorship of Ream Al-Hasani, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical science at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (UHSP) and other members of her research team.