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Professor Lucy Donaldson

Founding scientist


Lucy is an expert in the mechanisms of nociception (pain), and holds the position Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She is a qualified non-practicing dentist, with degrees in Neuroscience and Pharmacology. Dr Donaldson’s body of work has made a substantial contribution in the field of sensory physiology, including understanding the mechanisms of sensory signaling, and altered sensation in disease. Her research group was instrumental in the discovery that VEGF isoforms can suppress pain, including in animal models of disease.