Dr Willias Masocha is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, Kuwait. He received his Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours from the University of Zimbabwe in 1997 and Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from the University of Granada, Spain, in 2002. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow & International Brain Research Organisation Research Fellow in Prof. Krister Kristensson’s lab at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, from 2003 to 2006 working on the role of the immune system on the entrance of parasites into the CNS and the neuropathogenesis of African trypanosomiasis. His research program at Kuwait University focuses on studying the pathophysiology of various types of pain, especially chemotherapy and antiretroviral drug-induced neuropathic pain, and evaluation of the activities of potential anti-inflammatory and/or analgesic drugs. He is also interested in neuroinflammation mainly the study of astrocytes and microglia activation during neuropathic pain as well as that induced by lipopolysaccharide.
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