The facility was organized in 1989 to: i) perform research into the pharmacology and physiology of systems relevant to pain and analgesia; ii) provide training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and post-graduates and iii) establish contract research in areas of developed expertise. Our group has a long and active history of investigation, both preclinical and clinical, into new technologies and drug development. The strength of the group is its high level of scientific competence and its proven contract organization. 

Since 1989, the Anesthesiology Research Laboratory (ARL) faculty have jointly published over 500 papers and chapters (Web of knowledge, 2018), and have had over 100 post-graduate trainees from around the world.

Research is funded by three mechanisms: NIH grants, research contracts and research recharge agreements. Contracts and recharge agreements are carried out under protocols approved by for-profit sponsors and accomplished by full-time university employees. Recharge activities permit services to be undertaken with protection of sponsor intellectual property.

Mailing Address:

Anesthesia Research Lab 0818
9500 Gilman Drive 
La Jolla, CA 92093

Phone: (619) 543-3597
Fax: (619) 543-6070

Lab Director: 
Tony Yaksh, PhD