Gregory Carbonetti serves as a Civic Science Fellow in Chronic Pain at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Greg recently completed his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Stony Brook University, where he conducted research on the role of the endocannabinoid system in both pain alleviation and prostate cancer metastasis. His additional research projects include collaborations at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Greg has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Scientific Reports, the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Blood, and has been invited to speak at conferences across North America and in Europe. He holds a master’s degree in biological sciences from Hunter College, and a bachelor’s degree in both biology and philosophy from the University of Scranton.
Greg is deeply committed to civic science and the importance of science communication to inform public policy, to build further support for research and discovery, and to ensure that patients and their families understand the choices facing them. He has previously worked with the Alda Center, where he helped to produce a web show, Science Unplugged, that provided researchers a platform to explain their work to a general audience. Through his Alda Center connections, Greg also traveled to various Long Island high schools to share his work with students. Greg is eager to begin his work to facilitate deeper and more meaningful connections between the chronic-pain research community and individuals, families, and communities affected by chronic pain.