Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
D.M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.D(C)
A practicing endodontist, Dr. Cherkas probes the intersection of pain induction and pain reception through the head and neck region.
Regenerative Endodontics Committee, American Association of Endodontics
Kumar N, Cherkas PS, Varathan V, Miyamoto M, Chiang CY, Dostrovsky JO, Sessle BJ, Coderre TJ. “Systemic pregabalin attenuates facial hypersensitivity and noxious stimulus-evoked release of glutamate in medullary dorsal horn in a rodent model of trigeminal neuropathic pain.” Neurochem Int. 2013 May;62(6):831-5
Kumar N, Cherkas PS, Chiang CY, Dostrovsky JO, Sessle BJ, Coderre TJ. “Involvement of ATP in noxious stimulus-evoked release of glutamate in rat medullary dorsal horn: a microdialysis study.” Neurochem Int. 2012 Dec;61(8)
Cherkas PS, Dostrovsky JO, Sessle BJ. “Activation of peripheral P2X receptors is sufficient to induce central sensitization in rat medullary dorsal horn nociceptive neurons.” Neurosci Lett. 2012 Sep 27;526(2):160-3.