Vi Le, B.S.
At the Martinos Center, I study the biological basis of pain, working primarily with patients who have Trigeminal Neuralgia and migraines. I recently graduated from Cornell University, where I studied Biological Sciences, and minored in Business. At Cornell, my research focused on biochemistry and biochemical engineering, but I discovered my interest in chronic pain while studying abroad at Kings College London in the Health and Society program. As part of that program, I shadowed doctors in the UK, and met patients suffering from chronic pain and mental health disorders. This experience spurred my curiosity in the biological basis for pain.As part of the Napadow Lab and working under Dr. Hsinlin Thomas Cheng, I am exploring how neuro-inflammation in the brain plays a role in facial pain and migraines. I hope that one day this research will pave the way for new treatments and diagnoses for those suffering from chronic pain.