Ratan K. Banik, MBBS, PhD


1997-02: Doctor of Philosophy, Nagoya University, Japan
1988-’95: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

2011.1-present: Research Scientist, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, New York
Research Scientist, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ, USA
2007.3-2011.1: Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, NJ, USA
2006.4-2007.2: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
2002.11-2006.3: Post Doctoral Research Scholar, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA


National Institute of Health, R21 AG030352(PI),
American Federation for Aging Research Grant(PI),
American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award 2004 and 2008
National Institute of Health, RO1 GM067762-04 (co-investigator),
Graduate student fellowship for foreign students by Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Technology (Monbu-sho), Japan (1997-2002).

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20. Kouya, PF, Banik RK. Evolving treatment options for pain after spinal cord injury, JNJNI 2009 Dec , Vol 8. Issue 2. Pg 6-13 Review.

19. Kang, S, Wu, C, Banik RK, Brennan TJ, Effect of capsaicin treatment on nociceptors in rat glabrous skin one day after plantar incision, Pain; 148 (2010) 128–140

18. Banik RK, Brennan TJ, Trpv1 mediates spontaneous firing and heat sensitization of cutaneous primary afferents after plantar incision, Pain 141 (2009), 41-51. pdf link

17. Mizumura K, Sugiura T, Katanosaka, K, Banik RK, Kozaki, Y. Excitation and sensitization by bradykinin: what do we know? Experimental Brain Research 2008, review, In press.

16. Katanosaka K, Banik RK, Giron R, Higashi T, Tominaga M, Mizumura K. Contribution of TRPV1 to the bradykinin-evoked nociceptive behavior and excitation of cutaneous sensory neurons. Neurosci Research 62 (2008) 168–175. pdf link
15. Banik RK, Brennan TJ, Sensitization of primary afferents to mechanical and heat stimuli after incision in a novel in vitro mouse glabrous skin-nerve preparation, Pain 138 (2008) 380–391.
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14. Banik RK, Aging: blessing or danger for individuals with painful conditions, Pain 2007, 132: 337-8.
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13. Banik RK, Why standard pain management needs to modified for elderly people, Journal of New Jersey Neuroscience Institute 2007, Vol 2. Issue 2. Pg 15-20. Review
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12. Banik RK, Woo YC, Park, SS, Brennan TJ. Strain and gender influence on pain sensitivity after plantar incision in the mouse. Anesthesiology 2006 Dec; 105(6): 1246-53.
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11. Banik RK. Short-lasting effect of perineural resiniferatoxin on mechanical hyperalgesia. Anesthesia Analgesia 2005; 101: 1559-60.
10. Banik RK, Subieta A and Brennan TJ. Increased Nerve growth factor after rat plantar incision contributed to guarding behavior and heat hyperalgesia. Pain 117(2005):68-76.
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9. Mizumura K, Sugiur T, Koda H, Katanosaka K, Banik RK, Giron R, Tominaga M. Pain and Bradykinin Receptors--sensory transduction mechanism in the nociceptor terminals and expression change of bradykinin receptors in inflamed condition. Nihon Shinkei Seishin Yakurigaku Zasshi. 2005 Feb;25(1):33-8.
8. Sato J, Yajima H, Banik RK, Kumazawa T and Mizumura K. Norepinephrine reduces heat responses of cutaneous C-fiber nociceptors in Sprague-Dawley rats in vitro, Neuroscience Letters, 2005 Apr 18;378(2):111-6.
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7. Banik RK and Brennan TJ. Spontaneous discharge and increased heat sensitivity of rat C-fiber nociceptors are present in vitro after plantar incision. Pain 112 (2004) 204-13.
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6. Banik RK, Sato J and Mizumura K. Interactions of bradykinin and norepinephrine on rat cutaneous nociceptors in both normal and inflamed conditions in vitro. Neuroscience Research, 2004; Volume 49, Issue 4, Pages 421-425.
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5. Banik RK, Kasai M and Mizumura K. Reexamination of the Difference in Susceptibility to Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis among LEW/Crj, Std: Wistar/ST and Slc: SD Rats. Experimental Animals 2002; 51(2): 00-00.
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4. Banik RK, Sato J, Yajima H and Mizumura K. Differences between Lewis and Sprague Dawley rats in chronic inflammation induced norepinephrine sensitivity of C-fiber nociceptors. Neuroscience Letters 2001; 299(1): 21-24.
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3. Banik RK, Kozaki Y, Sato Y, Gera L and Mizumura K. B2 receptor mediated increased bradykinin sensitivity of C-fiber nociceptors innervating rat hairy skin during persistent inflammation. Journal of Neurophysiology 2001; 86(6): 2727-2735.
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2. Banik RK, Kasai M and Mizumura K. Strong susceptibility of Lewis rats to adjuvant arthritis in comparison with the Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rats. Environmental Medicine 2000; 44(2): 69-71.
1. Banik RK, Sato J, Yajima H and Mizumura K. Further evidence of norepinephrine excitation in adjuvant arthritis. Environmental Medicine 1999; 43 (2): 91-94.

Reviewer of Professional Journals:

2005- Anesthesiology
2005- Neuroscience Letters
2005- Journal of Rheumatology
2007- European Journal of Pain
2008- Bio-Drugs
2008- Gender Medicine
2008- Brain Research Bulletin
2009- Anesthesia and Analgesia