Heather Wenk

Ph.D. 2002

Thesis Title:

Peripheral Opiate Analgesia

Current Position:

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vollum Institute 
Oregon Health & Science University

Major Advisor(s):

Christopher Honda, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Wenk HN, Roiko S. Honda CN. Effect of morphine sulfate on hyperalgesia and inflammation in the rat cornea. Submitted
  • Wenk HN , Brederson JD, Honda CN. Morphine directly inhibits nociceptors in inflamed skin. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Apr;95(4):2083-97. Epub 2005 Dec 7.
  • Zhang X, Wenk HN , Honda CN, Giesler GJ Jr. Locations of spinothalamic tract axons in cervical and thoracic spinal cord white matter in monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 2000 May;83(5):2869-80.
  • Wenk HN, Honda CN. Silver nitrate cauterization: a new model of inflammation and hyperalgesia in the rat cornea. Pain 2002 (In Press)
  • Zhang X, Wenk HN , Gokin AP, Honda CN, Giesler GJ Jr. Physiological studies of spinohypothalamic tract neurons in the lumbar enlargement of monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 1999 Aug;82(2):1054-8.
  • Wenk HN, Honda CN. Immunohistochemical localization of delta opioid receptors in peripheral tissues. J Comp Neurol. 408(4):567-79, 1999 Jun 14.

Awards and Honors:

Heather Wenk