Dr. Paul L. Durham



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology, 1994, University of Iowa
  • M.S. in Plant Biochemistry, 1989, University of Iowa
  • B.S. in Biology/Philosophy, 1984, St. Ambrose University


  • BIO 320 Molecular Cell Biology (lecture)
  • BIO 121 General Biology I (lecture)

Professional experience

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: Member
  • American Headache Society: Member
  • American Pain Society: Member
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain: Executive Committee Member
  • Frontiers, Neurology: Editorial Board Member
  • Society for Neuroscience: Member

Research and professional interests

  • Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gut Health
  • Migraines
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

Awards and honors

  • Author of 16 patents
  • Bronze Bear, Missouri State University, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Board of Governors, Missouri State University, 2017
  • Foundation Award in Teaching, Missouri State University, 2017
  • Foundation Award in Research, Missouri State University, 2016, 2010, 2007
  • Atwood Research and Teaching Award, Missouri State University, 2015
  • Service Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2015  
  • Excellence in Innovation Award, Allergan, 2004

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