Kristen H. Scherrer is a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab (SNAPL) under the mentorship of Dr. Sean Mackey. She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Mississippi in Dr. Kenneth Sufka’s laboratory, where her research focused on developing and utilizing translational models to examine neuropsychiatric disorders.
During her postdoctoral training at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and the University of Florida in Dr. Jay McLaughlin’s laboratory, she broadened her research interests to include pain and substance abuse.
Currently, her primary research interest is using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to examine pain mechanisms, including the specific brain regions that contribute to the affective component of pain, and to develop innovative approaches to treat chronic pain patients. In addition, Kristen is an affiliate of the Brain Stimulation Lab (BSL) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences under the mentorship of Dr. Nolan Williams.