Josue Murillo



Josue Murillo

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

IBMS Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline

Lab Association:
Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D

Hobbies and Interests:
Hiking, cooking, baking, watching movies


B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Texas in El Paso


Stem-cell induced pain relief is a field of study that has shown much promise in relieving pain associated with migraines and osteoarthritis. However, there are still many questions about how stem-cells can be used to treat dental related pain. My current research focuses on unraveling the mechanism of mesenchymal stem cell induced analgesia on a model of apical periodontitis. The long-term goal of my research is to understand peripheral pain mechanism in the orofacial region.

Awards & Accomplishments

Academic and Research Excellence Undergraduate Student Award – 2019