Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD


I am a Full Professor of Anesthesiology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry. My primary appointment is in the Washington University Pain Center in the basic research section.

After completing my PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Barcelona (Spain) I was awarded a fellowship to join the intramural program at NIDA to work in the laboratory of Dr Toni Shippenberg, a pioneer in the field of opioid pharmacology. Then, I continued my postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Lakshmi Devi at Mount Sinai, where I continued my studies on the mechanisms of opioid dependence. After completing my training, I moved to Columbia University in New York, where I was on the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology for 6 years. I finally joined the faculty of Washington University on October 1, 2015.

Research in my laboratory is focused in understanding the mechanisms underlying opioid addiction and the intersection with pain. In addition, my lab is interested in elucidating mechanisms underlying pain in the central nervous system and in the periphery