Located in UAB's Biomedical Research Building II (BMRII), the Ness Lab is an 800 sq. ft. contiguous laboratory space.
Within the laboratory are electrophysiology rigs to allow for spinal dorsal horn and brainstem extracellular neuronal recordings as well as myoelectrical activity used to quantify visceromotor responses to visceral stimuli. Most research formally performed in the Ness lab involve whole animals and follow the ethical guidelines for pain research established by the International Association for the Study of Pain. This means animal subjects are anesthetized or are able to escape noxious stimuli.