Allen Fein

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, UConn Health

Alan Fein is a Professor of Cell Biology in the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

After receiving his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Dr. Fein went to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole where he eventually became the Director of the Laboratory of Sensory Physiology. Dr. Fein’s research has focused on the cellular mechanisms of signal transduction. He and his colleagues discovered the role of GTP binding proteins and Inositol Phosphates in phototransduction. Dr. Fein has received numerous grants and awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Fogarty Senior International Fellowship and a Zyma Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Fein was a visiting Professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Fein has written an introductory textbook on the neuroscience of Pain. His book was published open access to make it accessible to scholars all over the world. It has been used widely for teaching and was translated into Portuguese for teaching medical students in Brazil.

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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Wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart, grief of memory. – Aeschylus, Agamemnon What is it to feel pain? We sense it in the body, as a non-trivial, unmediated and imperative perceptual event associated with tissue damage, possessing particular spatiotemporal characteristics of a physical object (e.g., location, quantity, intensity,… read more »