Laura S Stone

Dr. Stone received her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota in 1999. As a post-doctoral trainee at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, she was the first recipient of the John J. Bonica Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship from the International Association for the Study of Pain. Following a brief interlude in biotechnology (20012002) she returned to the University of Minnesota as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience in 2002 and joined the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, as an Assistant Professor in 2007. Dr. Stone is an inventor on 7 patents, has been funded by both NIH and CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research), co-authored over 40 manuscripts and was awarded the 2006 Early Career Award from the American Pain Society.


Lab Members


Dr. Magali Millecamps, PhD, Research Associate.


Dr. Miyako Suzuki, PhD, MD, Visiting Professor, Chiba University.


Dr. Stephanie Gregoire, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow.


Mr. Lucas Topham, PhD Student, Integrated Program in Neuroscience.


Ms. Lina Naso, Research Assistant.




     Dr Helene Langevin - MD


     Dr M. Catherine Bushnell - PhD


     Dr Svetlana Komoarova - PhD


     Dr Moshe Szyf - PhD


     Dr Lisbet Haglund - PhD


     Dr Carolyn Fairbanks - PhD


     Dr Jean Ouellet - MD FRCSC


     Dr Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva - PhD


     Dr David A. Seminowicz - PhD


     Dr Yoram Shir - MD


     Dr Frank Symons - PhD


     Dr Lucy Vulchanova - PhD


     Dr George Wilcox - PhD


     Dr Mark Ware - MD


Previous Trainees


Dr. Catherine-Estelle Ferland-Legault, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow. Co-supervised with Dr J. Ouellet.


Dr. Dareen Abd El-Aziz, PhD, DDS, Dental Sciences. Co-supervised with Dr. S. Komorova


Dr. Anne-Julie Chabot-Dore, MSc, PhD, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, Molecular Basis of Adrenergic-Opioid Analgesic Synergy.


Mr. Alex Danco, MSc, Masters Student, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, Effects of Running Exercise on Disc Degeneration and Low Back Pain in Mice.


Dr. Maral Tajarian, PhD., PhD Student, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, The SPARC-null Mouse Model of Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Treatment, and Translation to Humans. Defended in July 2012, Graduation Dec. 2012.


Dr. Masayuki Miyagi, PhD, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanisms of Discogenic Low Back Pain in Pre-Clinical Models.  


Mr. Tony Lim, MSc, Masters Student, Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Proteomic Analysis of Human CSF from Patients with Painful and Non-Painful Degenerative Disc Disease. Current position: PhD student, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University.


Dr. Zahra Sadat Tabatabaei Shafiei, MSc, DDS,Masters Student: Dental Sciences, Characterization of matrix changes associated with Disc Degeneration in Low Back Pain using multichromatic FAST staining.