Under the direction of Fletcher White, MS, PhD, professor of Vergil K. Stoelting Chair of Anesthesia, the White Lab is located at the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute. Research in this lab focuses on the mechanistic development and chronicity of pain due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), peripheral nerve injury, polytrauma, chemotherapeutics and disease.
Treatments and therapeutic techniques that can be used to influence these mechanisms are in development and may have a positive impact on the lives of patients. An expert in neuroinflammation, White encourages researchers to apply immunology theory and principles of neuroscience to create translational therapies for clinical implementation.
Active Clinical Trials
The White Lab is conducting a clinical trial on the Role of Deficient Modulatory Systems in Chronic Post-Traumatic Headache after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. In order to participate, individuals must be seen by an emergency medicine physician and/or staff at a trial-affiliated hospital, including IU Health Methodist, Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, and St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.