Rainer Haberberger is Professor of Anatomy & Histology, Head of the Pain & Pulmonary Neurobiology lab, FHMRI, Flinders University. He studied Human Biology (Medical Research) at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany and has been a senior scientist and lecturer at the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany until 2005. He was awarded a Mary Overton Neuroscience Fellowship and set up the Pain & Pulmonary Neurobiology Lab at Flinders. Since 2014 he is Professor, Head of Anatomy, and Topic Coordinator of years 1 and 2 of the Medical Course where he is involved in teaching, course and topic development. From 2017-2019 he was the inaugural chair of the Basic Pain Research SIG of the Australian Pain Society. His current areas of research are related to signalling mechanisms in peripheral pain and biomarkers for pain subtypes. He received the Collaborative Research Grant of the International Society for the Study of Pain (IASP) 2006 & 2010, the Decima Strachan and Claire Lilia Wooton Estates Spinal Cord Research Award of the Australian Brain Foundation 2008 and the Australian Lung Foundation Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid for Physiological Research 2011. He is and was chief investigator in multiple category one research grants and received over one million dollar of funding.