Dr. Peter Grace is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Research, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research aims to understand the neuroinflammatory mechanisms that drive chronic pain, in order to identify new treatment strategies.
Dr. Grace obtained his B. HlthSc (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Adelaide Australia. He undertook doctoral training in Medicine, in the labs of Profs Paul Rolan and Mark Hutchinson, focusing on the role of peripheral immune cells in neuropathic pain. He was then an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder in the lab of Prof Linda Watkins, where he investigated the neuroimmune mechanisms responsible for the transition from acute to chronic pain.
Dr. Grace has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, and his writing has appeared on scholarly sites (Science, The Conversation). His work has also been featured in the scientific and popular press, and in television, podcast and radio programs. Dr. Grace has received funding from the Department of Defense and the American Pain Society.