John C. Liebeskind, Ph.D. (deceased) (University of California, Los Angeles)

Graduate Advisor


Jeff was John Liebeskind's second-last graduate student. A legend in the field, John C. Liebeskind was the first pain researcher to be inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. A wonderful tribute to John Liebeskind (1935-1997), written by former graduate student Gregory Terman, can be found here.



  • Ben-Eliyahu, S., Marek, P., Vaccarino, A.L., Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., and Liebeskind, J.C. The NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 prevents long-lasting non-associative morphine tolerance in the rat. Brain Res., 575:304-308, 1992.
  • Marek, P., Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Panocka, I., and Liebeskind, J.C.    N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor antagonist MK-801 blocks non-opioid stress-induced analgesia. II. Studies using three different water temperature paradigms and selectively bred mice. Brain Res., 578:197-203, 1992.
  • Mogil, J.S., Marek, P., Yirmiya, R., Balian, H., Sadowski, B., Taylor, A.N., andLiebeskind, J.C. Antagonism of the non-opioid component of ethanol-induced analgesia by the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801. Brain Res., 602:126-130, 1993.
  • Marek, P., Mogil, J.S., Belknap, J.K., Sadowski, B., and Liebeskind, J.C.Levorphanol and swim stress-induced analgesia in selectively bred mice: evidence for genetic commonalties. Brain Res., 608:353-357, 1993.
  • Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Kest, B., Marek, P., and Liebeskind, J.C. Sex differences in the antagonism of swim stress-induced analgesia: effects of gonadectomy and estrogen replacement. Pain, 253:17-25, 1993.
  • Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., and Liebeskind, J.C. Studies of pain, stress and immunity. In: Chapman, C.R. and Foley, K.M. (Eds.) Current and Emerging Issues in Cancer Pain: Research and Practice. Raven Press: New York, pp. 31-47, 1993.
  • Mogil, J.S., Marek, P., O'Toole, L.A., Helms, M.L., Sadowski, B., Liebeskind, J.C., and Belknap, J.K. Mu-opiate receptor binding is up-regulated in mice selectively bred for high stress-induced analgesia. Brain Res., 653:16-22, 1994.
  • Mogil, J.S., Marek, P., Flodman, P., Spence, M.A., Sternberg, W.F., Kest, B., Sadowski, B., and Liebeskind, J.C. One or two genetic loci mediate high opiate analgesia in selectively bred mice. Pain, 60:125-135, 1995.
  • Kest, B., Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Pechnick, R.N., and Liebeskind, J.C.Antinociception following 1,3-di-o-tolylguanidine (DTG), a selective sigma receptor ligand. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav., 50:587-592, 1995.
  • Kest, B., Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Pechnick, R.N., and Liebeskind, J.C. 1,3-di-o-tolylguanidine (DTG) differentially affects acute and tonic formalin pain: antagonism by rimcazole.  Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav., 52:175-178, 1995.
  • Mogil, J.S., Flodman, P., Spence, M.A., Sternberg, W.F., Kest, B., Sadowski, B.,Liebeskind, J.C., and Belknap, J.K. Oligogenic determination of morphine analgesic magnitude: a genetic analysis of selectively bred mouse lines. Behav. Genet., 25:397-406, 1995.
  • Sternberg, W.F., Mogil, J.S., Kest, B., Page, G.G., Leong, Y., Yam, V., andLiebeskind, J.C. Neonatal testosterone exposure influences neurochemistry of swim stress-induced analgesia in adult mice. Pain, 63:321-326, 1995.
  • Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Balian, H., Liebeskind, J.C., and Sadowski, B. Opioid and non- opioid swim stress-induced analgesia: a parametric analysis in mice. Physiol. Behav., 59:123-132, 1996.
  • Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Marek, P., Sadowski, B., Belknap, J.K. andLiebeskind, J.C. The genetics of pain and pain inhibition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 93:3048-3055, 1996.

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