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Songjiang Luo

Associate Professor

Dr. Songjang Luo

​Department of Restorative Dentistry
Mail Stop F-845
13065 E 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-6996
Fax: 303-724-7079



  • DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Research Interests:

Mechanisms of neuropathic and inflammatory pain manifested in the orofacial system such as dental pulpal pain and trigeminal neuralgia.


Recent Publications:

1.  Luo S, Jaegle M, Li R, Ehring GR, Meijer D, Levinson SR.. The sodium channel isoform transition at developing nodes of Ranvier in the PNS: dependence on a genetic program and myelination-induced cluster formation J Comp Neurol 2014 Dec;522(18):4057-4073.
2.  Gonzales CB, Kirma NB, De La Chapa J, Chen R, Henry MA, Luo S, Hargreaves KM. Vanilloids induce oral cancer apoptosis independent of TRPV1 interactions Oral Oncology 2014 May;50(5):437-447.
3.  Levinson SR, Luo S, Henry MA.. The role of sodium channels in chronic pain Muscle Nerve 2012 Aug;46(2):155-165.
4.  Henry MA, Luo S, Levinson SR. Unmyelinated nerve fibers in the human dental pulp express markers for myelinated fibers and show sodium channel accumulations. BMC Neurosci 2012 Mar;13:29-29.
5.  Luo S, Perry GM, Levinson SR, Henry MA. Pulpitis increases the proportion of atypical nodes of Ranvier in human dental pulp axons without a change in Nav1.6 sodium channel expression. Neuroscience 2010 Sep;169(4):1881-1887.
6.  Henry MA, Luo S, Foley BD, Rzasa RS, Johnson LR, Levinson SR. Sodium channel expression and localization at demyelinated sites in painful human dental pulp. J Pain 2009 Jul;10(7):750-758.
7.  O‘Brien BJ, Caldwell JH, Ehring GR, Bumsted O‘Brien KM, Luo S, Levinson SR. Tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-gated sodium channels Na(v)1.8 and Na(v)1.9 are expressed in the retina. J Comp Neurol 2008 Jun;508(6):940-951.
8.  Luo S, Perry GM, Levinson SR, Henry MA. Nav1.7 expression is increased in painful human dental pulp. Mol Pain 2008 Apr;4:16-16.

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