Jami L. Saloman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Email: jls354@pitt.edu

BA, Boston University, 2006; PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2012; Fellow University of Pittsburgh, 2013; Research Assistant Professor, 2017; Assistant Professor, 2019

Jami L. Saloman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Saloman received her B.A. from Boston University where she studied Psychology and Neuroscience. Dr. Saloman performed undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Jacqueline Liederman studying the effects of context on language on perception. Dr. Saloman received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she studied the interactions of ion channels and GPCRs in the context of orofacial muscle pain. Dr. Saloman was a post-doctoral fellow and research faculty with Dr. Brian Davis at the University of Pittsburgh. The focus of her research is on the role of the peripheral nervous system and neuroplasticity in multifactorial pain conditions, that can involve both nerve injury and inflammation. The focus of Dr. Saloman’s current research is the neurobiology of pain and cancer. She has made important contributions to  tumor-associated plasticity in peripheral afferents and their contribution to tumorigenesis. Toward this end, she utilizes a variety of approaches ranging from in vitro studies of isolated cells and co-cultures to in vivo assays that assess neuro-immune interactions in the tumor microenvironment and tumor growth. Dr. Saloman is also actively studying mechanisms of pain in non-malignant pain conditions. She has employed novel optogenetic models and behavioral assays, and more recently the study of clinical populations suffering from chronic pain.