Cory Goracke-Postle, PhD

Director, Center for Pain Research
University of Minnesota

Cory J. Goracke-Postle is the Director of the Center for Pain Research at the University of Minnesota where she is responsible for coordinating a consortium of pain experts to urgently work on the matter of pain as it relates to the opioid epidemic, specifically to seek new medication development to replace or supplement opioids as a means of curbing addiction, abuse, and misuse of opioid pain medication. She engages with a pain research portfolio spanning the drug development spectrum. Cory’s scientific background in mechanisms underlying chronic pain and analgesia led to her interest in utilizing this expertise to address the opioid epidemic. In her role in the Center for Pain Research she is working diligently to take hopeful pre-clinical research from bench to bedside by coordinating clinical trials, fundraising, and raising public awareness/providing education to the public. She looks forward to continuing her efforts to address the public need for new pain therapies that meet patient needs while applying harm reductions strategies. Cory received her B.A. in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota, and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.


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