Inna E Tchivileva, MD, MS

Assistant Professor


  • MS, Biochemistry, Moscow Medical University, 1988
  • MD, Medicine, Moscow Medical University, 1988

Research Interests

Central nervous system/peripheral nervous system, gene expression, genetics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neuroscience, outcome (health), pain, pharmacology, clinical trials

Research Summary

My research objectives are to identify genetic variants influencing pain sensitivity, likelihood of developing chronic pain diseases, and response to pain therapy. I am interested in developing and conducting pharmacogenetics clinical trials translating basic research findings into clinical practice. Recently, my efforts have concentrated on studying the effect of catecholamine-O-methyltransferase gene polymorphism on response to beta-adrenergic blocker therapy in patients with temporomandibular joint disorder.

Availability to Mentor

Undergraduate/college student, graduate student, undergraduate DDS or DH student