Tim Fabisiak earned his B. A. in Neuroscience (Honors) and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, while researching the neuroinflammatory effects of cocaine and methamphetamine. He defended an honors thesis on this work in the Maier/Watkins lab while funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He then continued to work in the Maier/Watkins lab as a Professional Research Assistant at CU Boulder, where he aided Dr. Peter Grace in researching the role of morphine and exercise in the initiation and maintenance of chronic pain.
Tim is currently a Research Assistant II in the Department of Critical Care Research, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His present work involves getting the Grace lab up and running, as well as conducting research to further investigate the underlying mechanisms of chronic pain aimed at identifying new targets and strategies of pain management.