Nathaniel A. Jeske, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Nathan Jeske's lab conducts research on signaling mechanisms that mediate inflammatory pain and analgesia. Over 100 million Americans suffer from pain annually, and understanding how this sensation graduates to a chronic state, as well as how to treat it efficaciously, are the primary research goals of the Jeske lab. Research in the Jeske lab focuses on biochemical signaling molecules and pathways unique to pain-sensing neurons in the periphery that can be targeted to reduce pain, increase analgesia, and improve the quality of life for pain patients. Researchers combine molecular, biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and behavioral studies with opportunities for human clinical expertise to provide comprehensive approaches to some of our most important issues related to pain and analgesia in our current society.
- 2006 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Pain Physiology and Signaling - UTHSCSA, Department of Endodontics
- 2003 - PhD - Pharmacology - UTHSCSA
- 1999 - BS - Molecular Biology & Chemistry, Double Major - Texas Lutheran University
- 3/2012 - Assistant Professor - UTHSCSA, Department of PhysiologySan Antonio
- 10/2008 - Assistant Professor - UTHSCSA, Department of PharmacologySan Antonio
- 1/2007 - Institute Faculty - UTHSCSA, Sam and Ann Barshop InstituteSan Antonio
- 11/2006 - Director of Research, Assistant Professor - UTHSCSA, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgerySan Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 6/2013 - Present, Post-Doctoral Student Supervision, UTHSCS, OMS
- 4/2013 - Present, Post Graduate Rotation Supervision, Co-Star, Neuroscience Track
- 6/2012 - Present, Pre-Doctoral Student Supervision, UTHSCSA, Voelker Academy
- 11/2011 - Present, Post-Doctoral Student Supervision, UTHSCSA, OMS
Research & Grants
Scaffolding the Transition to Chronic Pain
6/2013 - 5/2018
To Characterize the participation of AKAP150 in the TRPV1-dependent feed-forward mechanism that transitions patients from inflammatory to persistent/chronic pain.