First Year Research Track Resident, Man-Cheung Lee, Author on Study Featured in NYT and BBC

Fumitaka Inoue, PhD, associate specialist in the department of Bioengineering in the School of Pharmacy, pipettes enzymes into centrifuge tubes in a process called PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, that amplifies DNA to study gene regulation, in the Ahituv Lab, in Rock Hall, at the Mission Bay campus.

Jo Cameron didn’t realize she felt no pain until her mid-60s, when doctors investigated why she didn’t need painkillers after a typically painful hand surgery. UCSF Anesthesia and Perioperative Care first year research track resident, Dr. Man-Cheung Lee, was an author on the study that reported “the causative mutations for this new pain insensitivity disorder.” Read more about their findings on the British Journal of Anesthesia, the New York Times, and the BBC.

Habib AM, Okorokov AL, Hill MN, Bras JT, Lee MC, Li S, Gossage SJ, van Drimmelen M, Morena M, Houlden H, Ramirez JD, Bennett DLH, Srivastava D, Cox JJ. Microdeletion in a FAAH pseudogene identified in a patient with high anandamide concentrations and pain insensitivityBr J Anaesth. 2019 Mar 28.