Louis Premkumar | Neuroscience Research Center | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Neuroscience Research Center

Louis Premkumar


Office location:
Department of Pharmacology
Southern Illinios University of
Medical Sciences
801 North Rutledge Street
RM. 3325 

Springfield, Illinois

Office: (217) 545-2179

Lab: (217) 545-7006


Educational Background:

Postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at John Curtin School of Medical Research in Australia (1994)

Postdoctoral associate in biophysics at State University of New York (1994-95)

Doctoral degree at the Australian National University in Australia (1992)

Master's and bachelor's degrees at the University of Madras in India (1981, 1978)

Research Interests:

Molecular Mechanism of Pain Perception: Modulation of ion channels and synaptic transmission

Recent Publications :

Raisinghani, M., Long C and Premkumar L. S (2004) Gabapentin: A TRPV1 antagonist.
Mol. Pharmacol. (in press).

Raisinghani, M and Premkumar, L. S. (2004). Block of Native and Cloned Vanilloid Receptor 1 (TRPV1) by Aminoglycoside Antibiotics. Pain (in press).

Van Buren J., Bhat S., Smith S., Pauza M., Premkumar L. S. Role of TRPV1 in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Submitted to J. Neurosci. (under consideration).