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Laura Stone

Ph.D. (doctor),  Associate member
Principal Interest
Low back pain
Secondary Interest
Neuropathic pain
Primary Affiliation

Université McGill

Secondary Affiliation
Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM)


Dr. Stone received her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. As a post-doctoral training in neurophysiology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, she was the first recipient of the John J. Bonica Fellowship from the IASP. After working in both biotechnology and academia, she joined the Faculty at McGill University in 2007. Most recently Dr. Stone returned to the University of Minnesota as a Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Stone is an inventor on 7 patents and has co-authored over 70 manuscripts. Current research projects utilize both pre-clinical models and patient populations to investigate mechanisms underlying low back pain, the optimization of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments and the epigenetic regulation of persistent pain.