Abigail D’Souza completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Toronto.  She is currently a second year Masters student in Pharmaceutical Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Robert Bonin at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. Abigail’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which plastic changes in pain pathways contribute to chronic pain.  She is particularly interested in identifying the mechanisms by which these changes can be manipulated via reconsolidation and exploring the possible role that defects in reconsolidation play in chronic pain.  The results of this project could yield profound new insights into the processes by which plasticity is regulated in the CNS, and identify novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of chronic pain.