Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Laboratory


Our goal is to end chronic pain and fatigue for millions of people across the world.

We use neuroimaging, pharmaceutical, and immunological techniques to better understand how inflammation affects our bodies and minds.

Our Research

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

According to the CDC, between 836,000 to 2.5 million people suffer from ME/CFS, and 90% of these individuals have not been diagnosed. Our goal is to help uncover the mechanisms behind ME/CFS and any potential treatments. 

Gulf War Illness

Our research involves Gulf War Veterans who were deployed to the Persian Gulf Region during the 1990-1991 Gulf War who meet the Gulf War Illness symptom criteria. These symptoms include things like chronic fatigue, chronic pain, sleep problems, and more. Our goal is to see if botanicals will have a reduction on symptom severity and improve quality of life.


Long-COVID or Post-COVID Conditions include recently developed or continued health problems after a COVID-19 infection. Our research involves using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to measure brain temperature. Our goal is to understand what neurological changes occur with long-COVID and why.


We use neuroimaging to research chronic pain and fatigue modalities. Our goal is to try to view inflammation in the brain using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and PET scans. We hope to be able to pinpoint the pathophysiology of these disorders and why it is occurring.