Lisa Johanek

Ph.D. 2004

Thesis Title:

Antihyperalgesic Effects of Cannabinoids: Peripheral and Spinal Mechanisms

Current Position:

Principal Medical Affairs Specialist, Medtronic, Inc.

Major Advisor(s):

Donald A. Simone, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Johanek LM, Simone DA. The cannabinoid agonist, CP 55,940, prevents capsaicin-induced sensitization of spinal cord dorsal horn neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2005;93:989-997.
  • Johanek LM, Simone DA. Activation of peripheral cannabinoid receptors attenuates cutaneous hyperalgesia produced by a heat injury.  Pain 2004;109(3):432-42.
  • Johanek LM, Heitmiller DR, Turner M, Nader N, Hodges J, Simone DA. Cannabinoids attenuate capsaicin-evoked hyperalgesia through spinal and peripheral mechanisms.  Pain 2001;93(3):303-315. 
  • Johanek LM, Cullinan WE, Vaughn LK. Increased mRNA expression for the alpha1 subunit of the GABAA receptor following nitrous oxide exposure in mice.  Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2001;89(1-2):41-9.
Lisa Johanek