Chris Smith

Dr. Chris Smith

Lecturer in Pharmacology

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB138

+44 (0) 1772 89 5845

Chris is research active within the area of pharmacy and biomedical sciences and is a member of the Neuronal and Tissue Dysfunction Research Group

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Chris Smith is a Lecturer in Pharmacology for the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire. He completed both BMedSci and PhD at the University of Birmingham and spent a period of research investigating neurochemical mediators implicated in chronic pain states. He was appointed to UCLan in 2008.


International Association for the Study of Pain


Smith CGS, Bowery NG and Whitehead KJ (2007)
GABA transporter type 1 (GAT-1) uptake inhibition reduces stimulated aspartate and glutamate release in the dorsal spinal cord in vivo via different GABAergic mechanisms.
Neuropharmacology 53: 975-81

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Research Activities

Plasticity of spinal cord neurotransmission in neuropathic pain

Neuronal-glial communication

Amino acid neurotransmitter transport mechanisms

Teaching Activities