Al Beitz, PhD

Al Beitz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-2595

Mailing Address:
295B AS/VM Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108


Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Center for Educational Innovation

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

PhD, Anatomy, University of Minnesota

BS, Biology, Gannon University



Teaching: Physiology, Active Learning; 

Research: Pain; Acupuncture

Service: Administration, Senate


Research Summary/Interests

I have an extensive background working in the area of pain, neuroimmune interactions and acupuncture. We have utilized several models of acute and persistent pain to understand both the peripheral and central mechanisms involved in the generation and maintenance of chronic pain states. In particular, we have focused our efforts in elucidating the mechanisms underlying inflammatory, ischemic and cancer pain. Finally, our lab also has extensive experience with utilizing both manual and electroacupuncture in rodent models of pain, inflammation and hypertension.




  • CVM6901, Veterinary Physiology I
  • CVM6906, Critical Scientific Reading
  • CVM6000, Gopher Orientation & Leadership Experience