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Ru-Rong Ji

Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology, in the School of Medicine
Anesthesiology

Selected Grants


TRPM8 in eye health and disease

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2029

Targeting checkpoint inhibitors for pain control

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Developing non-opiate GPCR signaling biased agents for pain management

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2022 - 2026

Integrated Training in Anesthesiology Research

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1996 - 2026

TRPM8 in eye health and disease

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2029

Targeting checkpoint inhibitors for pain control

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Developing non-opiate GPCR signaling biased agents for pain management

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2022 - 2026

Integrated Training in Anesthesiology Research

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1996 - 2026

Prevention of Pain Chronification and Neuroinflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury by Neuroprotectin D1 and GPR37 Signaling

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2021 - 2025

MicroRNA 374 as an Epigenetic Regulator of Chronic Pain

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2025

Monoclonal Antibody-Based Therapeutics for Targeting MMPs and Diabetic Neuropathy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2021 - 2025

Resolvin receptor signaling in trigeminal sensory neurons

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research · 2023 - 2025

Temporal Patterns of Spinal Cord Stimulation

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Neurobiology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Mechanisms of Pain in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Lupus Research Alliance · 2023 - 2024

Identification and Validation of a Novel Central Analgesia Circuit

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2020

Organization and Function of Cellular Structure

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1975 - 2020

VIPER: Chronic Pain after Amputation: Inflammatory Mechanisms, Novel Analgesic Pathways and Improved Patient Safety

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2015 - 2019

Neuroimmune mechanisms governing neuropathic cancer pain pathologies

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by International Association for the Study of Pain · 2018 - 2019

Resolution pathway of pain

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2019

Hemichannels, Astrocytic Release, and Neuropathic Pain

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2018

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience

Inst. Training Prgm or CMETraining Faculty · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1992 - 2018

Development of novel therapeutics for pain and itch relief

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2018

Treating chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain by targeted silencing of A-fibers

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2018

Functional Characterization of Parabrachial Circuits Processing Noxious Thermal Pain

FellowshipCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2018

Control of Tripartite Synapse Formation by Astrocytic Neuroligins

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2018

Treatment of Neuropathic Pain after SCI with a Catalytic Oxidoreductant

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by University of Alabama at Birmingham · 2013 - 2016

Neuronal and glial interactions of neuropathic pain

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2016

Resolvins, protectins, and chronic pain resolution

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2015

Resolvin modulation of TRP channel function and evoked hyperexcitability in human sensory neurons

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Pfizer, Inc. · 2014 - 2015

External Relationships


  • ASPN (American Society of Pain and Neuroscience)
  • American College Rheumatology
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Canadian Pain Society
  • Chinese Neuroscience Society
  • ASPN (American Society of Pain and Neuroscience)
  • American College Rheumatology
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Canadian Pain Society
  • Chinese Neuroscience Society
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • European Pain School
  • ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)
  • International Itch Society
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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