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) and the Canada Research Chair in the Genetics of Pain (Tier I).
Dr. Mogil has made seminal contributions to the field of pain genetics, and is the author of most major reviews of the subject and the editor of the only 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 165 articles and book chapters since 1992, and has given over 200 invited lectures in that same period. His h-index is 45, and his papers have been cited over 6,500 times. He holds or has held funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Genome Canada, Neuroscience Canada, Canadian Institues for Health Research, The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation, the Krembil Foundation, and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. He 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), and the Frederick W.L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award from the American Pain Society (2013). He is currently serving as a Section Editor (Neurobiology) at the journal, Pain, and was the Chair of the Scientific Planning Committee for the 13th World Congress on Pain in August, 2010.
He is married to Dr. Elizabeth Cooper and has two sons, ages 16 and 13.