A. D. "Bud" Craig, PhD
Principal Investigator/Director, Atkinson Pain Research Laboratory
Dr. Craig is a functional neuroanatomist interested in the representation of feelings from the body, which affects theories of emotion and consciousness. His research focuses on sensory pathways and the role that certain neurons play in pain, temperature, itch, and other sensations related to the physiological condition of the body.
Dr. Craig received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Michigan State University and a Doctorate degree in neurophysiology from Cornell University. Over the past 30 years, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Annual Reviews in Neuroscience. In 2011, Dr. Craig was elected to be a foreign member of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Craig holds an appointment at Arizona State University as Research Professor in Psychology; he holds an appointment at the University of Arizona as Research Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy. Dr. Craig is also a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Arizona State University.
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