Dr. Grace obtained his B. HlthSc (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Adelaide Australia. He undertook doctoral training in Medicine, in the labs of Profs Paul Rolan and Mark Hutchinson, focusing on the role of peripheral immune cells in neuropathic pain. He was then an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder in the lab of Prof Linda Watkins, where he identified neuroinflammatory mechanisms responsible for the transition from acute to chronic pain.
Dr. Grace is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Research, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Grace has received funding from the Department of Defense and the American Pain Society.
The mission of the Dr. Grace's Lab is to understand the neuroinflammatory mechanisms that drive chronic pain, in order to identify new therapeutic targets and develop new treatments.