Dr. Charlie Kwok (2018)
Charlie is passionate for pain and neuroscience research. She completed her B.Sc. (Hons) in Neuroscience at King’s College London, UK, before pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Nottingham, UK, under the mentorship of Dr. Gareth Hathway and Prof. Victoria Chapman. She had since completed postdoctoral training under the supervision of Prof. Maria Fitzgerald at University College London, UK, and is now furthering her postdoctoral training in Dr. Tuan Trang’s lab at the University of Calgary, Canada. Charlie is interested in the fundamental mechanisms underlying transition from acute pain experiences to chronic pain, her work disseminates how childhood exposure to pain leads to plastic changes in the pain circuit, which further leads to aberrant sensory processing in adolescence and adulthood. In the future she would like to identify strategies that stop the transition from childhood to adulthood chronic pain. When not in the lab, Charlie enjoys travelling, baking and staying active.