Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Neurology; Associate Director, Center for restoration of Nervous System Function, Veterans Affairs Medical center

Departments & Organizations

Neurology

Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Faculty Research

MacMillan Center

Biography

Research Scientist in the Department

of Neurology and the Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research, and the Rehabilitation

Research Center,

Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut.

After earning a B.S. (1977) and M.S. (1982) degrees from the

American University

of Beirut, Lebanon,

I earned my doctorate degree in 1990 from the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental

Biology (MCDB) program at the Ohio State University,

Columbus, Ohio.



My research focuses on the role of voltage-gated sodium

channels in inherited and acquired pain disorders. I have been investigating the effect of mutations on biophysical properties and trafficking of sodium channels, leading to regulation of neuronal excitability. I have also investigated modulation of sodium channels by post-translational modifications (phosphorylation) and by interaction with cytosolic protein partners.


I serve on the editorial boards of the journals Frontiers in Pharmacology of Ion Channels and Channelopathies, Molecular Pain, and Pain Research and Treatment. I serves as an Associate editor for The Journal of Neurosciences (2010-2015). I serve as a member of Merit review panel for Medical Research Service (NURB) for the Veterans Administration. I have also served as an adhoc reviewer on VA and NIH study sections and for national and international funding agencies, and for several scientific publications.

I am a member of the Society for Neurosciences, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Education & Training

PhD Ohio State University (1990)
MS The American University of Beirut, Biology (1982)
BS The American University of Beirut, Biology (1977)

Professional Service

  • (2012) Review Editorial Board: Frontiers in Pharmacology of Ion Channels and Channelopathies

  • (2012) Member of the Merit review panel for Medical Research Service (Neuro C), Department of Veterans Affairs, USA

  • The journal of Neuroscience (2010 - 2015)

  • Neuroscience Letters (2009 - 2010) Guest Editor

  • Pain Research and Treatment Editorial board

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Contact Info

Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of NeurologyPO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018

Curriculum Vitae