Laura Stone, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

E-MAIL: [email protected]

Research Interests:

Dr. Stone's research interests include the mechanisms of pain, epigenetic regulation of chronic pain, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of treatment.

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Whittal, M., Poynter, S., Samms, K., Briar, K.J., Sinopoli, S., Millecamps, M., Stone, L.S., DeWitte-Orr, S., Gregory, D., 2022. TAK-242 treatment and its effect on mechanical properties and gene expression associated with IVD degeneration in SPARC-null mice. European Spine Journal, 31 (10): doi:
  • Bolt, J., Patel, F., Stone, L.S., Pandian, D., Manuel, M., Gaines, N., 2022. Impact of COVID-19 on pediatric mental and behavioral health visits to the emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care, 38 (8): doi:
  • Angarita-Fonseca, A., Pagé, G., Meloto, C., Gentile, E.L., Léonard, G., Massé-Alarie, H., Tufa, L., Roy, J.S., Stone, L.S., Choinière, M., Fortin, M., Roy, M., Sean, M., Tétreault, P., Rainville, P., Deslauriers, S., Lacasse, A., 2022. The Canadian version of the NIH minimum dataset for chronic low back pain research: Reference values from the Quebec Low Back Pain Study. PAIN: doi:
  • Millecamps, M., Sotocinal, S., Austin, J.S., Stone, L.S., Mogil, J.S., 2022. Sex-specific effects of neuropathic pain on long-term pain behavior and mortality in mice. PAIN: doi:
  • Lee, S., Kawarai, Y., Ouellet, J., Haglund, L., Szyf, M., Stone, L.S., 2022. DNA methylation in degenerating human intervertebral discs. Journal of Pain, 23 (5): doi:
  • Millecamps, M., Gregoire, S., Stone, L.S., 2022. Inter- and trans-generational inheritance of paternal chronic pain to male and female offspring in mice. Journal of Pain, 23 (5): doi:
  • Buck, E., Lee, S., Gao, Q., Tran, S., Tamimi, F., Stone, L.S., Cerruti, M., 2022. The role of surface chemistry in the osseointegration of peek implants. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 8 (4): doi:
  • Massé-Alarie, H., Angarita-Fonseca, A., Lacasse, A., Pagé, G., Tétreault, P., Fortin, M., Léonard, G., Stone, L.S., Roy, J.S., 2022. Low back pain definitions: Effect on patient inclusion and clinical profiles. Pain Reports, 7 (2): doi:
  • Grégoire, S., Cheishvili, D., Salmon-Divon, M., Dymov, S., Topham, L., Calderon, V., Shir, Y., Szyf, M., Stone, L.S., 2021. Epigenetic signature of chronic low back pain in human T cells. Pain Reports, 6 (4): doi:
  • Kawarai, Y., Jang, S. H., Lee, S., Millecamps, M., Kang, H., Gregoire, S., Suzuki-Narita, M., Ohtori, S., Stone, L.S., 2021. Exercise attenuates low back pain and alters epigenetic regulation in intervertebral discs in a mouse model. The Spine Journal, 21 (11): doi: