Assistant Professor


Department of Pharmacology


University of Arizona


United States

Dr. Edita Navratilova


Edita Navratilova has been involved in research on opioid pharmacology and pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain for about 20 years. The main goal of her research is to identify neural mechanisms of pain processing that could be targeted for the development of non-addictive analgesics. Of particular interest is investigation of the endogenous brain circuits that modulate pain perception, including descending pain pathways and aversion/reward processes that influence affective and motivational aspects of pain and pain relief. Another area of her interest is in neural mechanisms of migraine pain, post-traumatic headache, and other stress-related pain disorders. Additionally, she explores the role of hormonal factors, including prolactin, that may predispose females to the development of chronic pain. She has authored or co-authored over 60 peer reviewed manuscripts, presented at national and international meetings, and currently serves as an Associate Editor in Frontiers in Pain Research.


Friday, September 23, 2022

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Stress, Pain and Reward, Evolving Neuroscience with Therapeutic Implications

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

The role of stress in the propensity to chronic pain is increasingly recognized. Allostasis, described as achieving stability through change,…