Sergey Khasabov, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences

Sergey Khasabov

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-3334

Fax 612-626-2651

Office Address:
17-252 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, Voroshilovgrad Medical School (now Lugansk), Ukraine (Surgery), 1983

PhD, A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine (Physiology), 1994


Research Summary/Interests

The development of pain sensitization and hyperalgesia. Effects of the descending antinociceptive pathways from the brain on spinal processing of pain.

Research Funding Grants

Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Program, 2005-2006.


  • Khasabov SG, Ghilardi JR, Mantyh PW, Simone DA. Spinal neurons that express NK-1 receptors modulate descending controls that project through the dorsolateral funiculus. Journal of Neurophysiology. 93(2): 998-1006, 2005.
  • Alley J. Khasabov S. Simone D. Beitz A. Rodriguez M. Njenga MK. More severe neurologic deficits in SJL/J male than female mice following Theiler's virus-induced CNS demyelination. Experimental Neurology. 180(1):14-24, 2003.
  • Khasabov SG. Rogers SD. Ghilardi JR. Peters CM. Mantyh PW. Simone DA. Spinal neurons that possess the substance P receptor are required for the development of central sensitization. Journal of Neuroscience. 22(20):9086-98, 2002.
  • Khasabov SG. Cain DM. Thong D. Mantyh PW. Simone DA. Enhanced responses of spinal dorsal horn neurons to heat and cold stimuli following mild freeze injury to the skin. Journal of Neurophysiology. 86(2):986-96, 2001.
  • Cain DM. Khasabov SG. Simone DA. Response properties of mechanoreceptors and nociceptors in mouse glabrous skin: an in vivo study. Journal of Neurophysiology. 85(4):1561-74, 2001.
  • Khasabov SG. Lopez-Garcia JA. Asghar AU. King AE. Modulation of afferent-evoked neurotransmission by 5-HT3 receptors in young rat dorsal horn neurones in vitro: a putative mechanism of 5-HT3 induced anti-nociception. British Journal of Pharmacology. 127(4):843-52, 1999.
  • Khasabov SG. Lopez-Garcia JA. King AE. Serotonin-induced population primary afferent depolarisation in vitro: the effects of neonatal capsaicin treatment. Brain Research. 789(2):339-42, 1998.