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Fibroymalgia Researcher Dr Frank Rice

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Frank L. Rice, PhD has over 35 years of experience in somatosensory system biology beginning with doctoral studies of cerebral cortex development under the mentorship of Dr. Hendrik Van der Loos at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Postdoctoral research on biogenic amine systems at Johns Hopkins under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Molliver was among the first ultrastructural immunocytochemical studies on the nervous system. His research has been characterized by extensive collaborations with investigators at over 30 academic centers and pharamceutical companies.

As a result of his research, Dr. Rice has emerged as one of the world's leading authorities on skin innervation, vascular organization, and more recently, epidermal chemistry. His research has also led to the first discovery of a major neuropathology in fibromyalgia patients involving excessive vascular innervation.

Until May 2013, Dr. Rice was a Professor in the Center for Neuropharamcology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College where he had been on the faculty since 1980. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has a BS in Biology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, and a PhD in Anatomy from Johns Hopkins.

In 2008, Dr. Rice and Dr. Albrecht co-founded Integrated Tissue Dynamics (Intidyn) to translate their expertise to a commercial setting in order to expand the infrastructure to support the needs of Industry.

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