Departmental faculty, under the leadership of Peter G. Moore, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and Ebenezer Yamoah, Professor and Director of Research, are engaged in a variety of clinical and basic science research.
Clinical research takes place at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where faculty are engaged in pain-related research. Basic science research is carried out on the main UC Davis campus, including the Anesthesia Research Laboratories, Center for Neuroscience and the Membrane Biology Research Laboratories. Research interests include mechanisms of anesthesia, membrane biology, treatment of spinal cord injury and how anesthetics produce cardiovascular depression.
Extramural funding sources for the department include the National Institutes of Health (General Medical Sciences). Intramural funding is through the UC Davis School of Medicine.