Dr. Nader Ghasemlou PhD
Associate Professor
Pain Chronobiology & Neuroimmunology Laboratory
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine,
Dept. of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, and
Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Queen’s University
Kingston (ON), Canada

Dr. Nader Ghasemlou is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Biomedical & Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University, where he leads the Pain Chronobiology & Neuroimmunology Lab ( and the Interdisciplinary Pain Neuroimmunology group. His research team uses a translational approach to study the intersection of neuroimmunology, pain physiology, and circadian biology. Work in the lab uses various animal models of tissue injury and disease, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, postoperative wounds, and neuropathic nerve injury to better understand the molecular, cellular, and systems responses underlying disease. The group is particularly focused on dissecting the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the generation and maintenance of inflammation in the central and peripheral nervous system, utilizing circadian rhythmicity as a tool to better understand how changes in the nervous and immune systems impact outcomes. All projects in the lab include bioinformatics, to identify genes/pathways regulating cell function, and patient cohort studies, providing a translational component to all projects. Nader obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University with Dr. Samuel David and completed his postdoctoral work as a CIHR Banting Fellow in pain physiology with Dr. Clifford Woolf at Harvard Medical School.