Jeffrey S. Mogil was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1966. He received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA in 1993. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Portland, OR from 1993 to 1996, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He moved to McGill University in 2001, and is currently the E.P. Taylor Professor of Pain Studies (a Chair previously occupied by Dr. Ronald Melzack), the Canada Research Chair in the Genetics of Pain (Tier I), and the Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain.
Dr. Mogil has made seminal contributions to the field of pain genetics, and is the author of many major reviews of the subject and the editor of the first textbook,The Genetics of Pain (IASP Press, 2004). He is also a recognized authority in the fields of sex differences in pain and analgesia, and algesiometric testing in the laboratory mouse. Dr. Mogil is the author of over 230 articles and book chapters since 1992, and has given over 350 invited lectures in that same period. His h-index is 65 (Clarivate Analytics Web of Knowledge), and his papers have been cited over 14,000 times.
He has received research funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Neuroscience Canada, Canadian Institues for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation (LAEF), the Krembil Foundation, Brain Canada, and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. His lab is currently supported by a 7-year Foundation Grant from CIHR (plus a two-year Catalyst Grant), a 5-year Discovery Grant from NSERC, and ongoing support from LAEF.
Dr. Mogil is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (1998), the John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award from the American Pain Society (1998), the Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain (2002), the Early Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society (2004), the SGV Prize from the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (2012), the Frederick W.L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award (a lifetime achievement award) from the American Pain Society (2013), a Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship from The Mayday Fund (2014), the Bennett Cohen Award from the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (2015), and the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science (2018).
He served as a Section Editor (Neurobiology) at the journal, Pain, from 2008-2015 and was the Chair of the Scientific Planning Committee for the 13th World Congress on Pain in 2010. He currently serves on Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and is the founder and Director of NAPS, the North American Pain School (northamericanpainschool.com).