Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Aarushi Tandon

Clinical Research Coordinator

I graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2022 with my Bachelor of Science in Genetics. During my time at UGA, I was involved in research regarding the mechanisms of histone modification in various fungal species. This involved identifying the genes involved in the formation of facultative heterochromatin and creating mutants to determine which specific mechanisms were impacted by each gene. I was also involved in research focused on determining evolutionary relationships between species by comparing the function and genetic makeup of a highly conserved protein called ISG15. 

I am so excited to join the Loggia lab to investigate opioid-induced hyperalgesia in HIV patients using MRI and PET imaging. This research aims to study the relationship between opioid usage and pain sensitivity in HIV patients. I look forward to learning from my peers to grow my research and clinical skills, and I am grateful for this opportunity to work with a clinical population to understand their pain.