Przemyslaw Marek, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)



A postdoctoral fellow in John Liebeskind's lab, Przemyslaw (or "Przemek", or "P-Man") taught Jeff behaviour pharmacology, and introduced him to genetics via the importation of selectively bred HA/LA mice from Poland in the laboratory of Bodgan Sadowski (a.k.a., "The Polish Mice").  In 1993, remarked:  "Sex differences are to enjoy, not to study!"


  • 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., and Liebeskind, 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • Mogil, J.S., Sternberg, W.F., Marek, P., Sadowski, B., Belknap, J.K. and Liebeskind, J.C. The genetics of pain and pain inhibition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 93:3048-3055, 1996.



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