The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Benedict J. Kolber

Associate Professor

Research Interests

The Kolber Lab (1) studies the role of the amygdala and other brain circuitry in the integration of painful information and emotional well-being using behavioral, physiological, and optogenetic tools; (2) seeks novel therapies to treat pain and depression comorbidity using natural product compounds from marine cyanobacteria and Cameroonian plants and; (3) works with clinicians to develop novel integrative non-pharmacological therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain in humans.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-7225
Office: BSB_10.566
Website: Pain Stress Lab and Center for Advanced Pain Studies

Biography

Dr. Kolber is an associate professor whose research focuses on the intersection of pain sensation and emotional regulation. His research has consisted of three overlapping foci. The Kolber lab (1) studies the role of the amygdala and other brain circuitry in the integration of painful information and emotional well-being using behavioral, physiological, and optogenetic tools, (2) seeks novel therapies to treat pain and depression comorbidity using natural product compounds from marine cyanobacteria and Cameroonian plants and (3) works with clinicians to develop novel integrative non-pharmacological therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain in humans. He moved to Dallas after successfully starting his faculty career in Pittsburgh, PA at Duquesne University (Chronic Pain Research Consortium). Dr. Kolber's work has been supported by multiple foundations and groups including the National Institutes of Health and the International Association for the Study of Pain. He actively seeks curious and diverse laboratory members at all stages of training from undergraduate students to post-doctoral fellows and staff.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Allen H, Bobnar H, & B Kolber (2020). Left and right hemispheric lateralization of the amygdala in pain. Progress in Neurobiology July 28.

Lewter L, Johnson M, Treat A, Kassick AJ, Averick S, BJ Kolber (2020). Slow-sustained delivery of naloxone reduces typical naloxone-induced precipitated opioid withdrawal effects in male morphine-dependent mice. Journal of Neuroscience Research 2020 Aug 8.

Koroshetz WJ... [+ 26 others including B Kolber] (2020). Framework for advancing rigorous research. eLife 9.

Polaski A, Phelps A, Szucs K, Ramsey A, Kostek M, & B Kolber (2019). The dosing of aerobic exercise therapy on experimentally-induced pain in healthy female participants. Scientific Reports 9.

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