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Assistant Professor

Phone: 631-444-2975
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Education:
  • Stony Brook University, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, PhD
  • Stony Brook University, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Postdoc

Research Interests:
  • Fatty acid binding proteins and endocannabinoid transport
  • Mechanisms of pain

Recent Publications:
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  • Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Reinsel R, Volkow ND, Benveniste H, Kaczocha M. Endocannabinoids and acute pain after total knee arthroplasty. Pain. 2015 Feb;156(2):341-347
  • Elmes MW, Kaczocha M, Berger WT, Leung K, Ralph BP, Wang L, Sweeney JM, Miyauchi JT, Tsirka SE, Ojima I, Deutsch DG.. Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) are Intracellular Carriers for Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).. J Biol Chem. 2015 Feb 9 
  • Nicholson J, Azim S, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Reinsel R, Rizwan S, Fowler CJ, Benveniste H, Kaczocha M. Leptin Levels Are Negatively Correlated with 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Osteoarthritis. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 2;10(4)
  • Sirrs S, van Karnebeek CD, Peng X, Shyr C, Tarailo-Graovac M, Mandal R, Testa D, Dubin D, Carbonetti G, Glynn SE, Sayson B, Robinson WP, Han B, Wishart D, Ross CJ, Wasserman WW, Hurwitz TA, Sinclair G, Kaczocha M. Defects in fatty acid amide hydrolase 2 in a male with neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2015 Mar 28;10(1):38
  • Galbavy W, Kaczocha M, Puopolo M, Liu L, Rebecchi MJ. Neuroimmune and Neuropathic Responses of Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglia in Middle Age. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 4;10(8)
  • Kaczocha M, Glaser ST, Maher T, Clavin B, Hamilton J, O'Rourke J, Rebecchi M, Puopolo M, Owada Y, Thanos PK. Fatty acid binding protein deletion suppresses inflammatory pain through endocannabinoid/N-acylethanolamine-dependent mechanisms. Mol Pain. 2015 Aug 28;11(1):52
  • Chakraborty S, Rebecchi M, Kaczocha M, Puopolo M. Dopamine modulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptor in dorsal root ganglia neurons. J Physiol. 2015 Nov 13.

Recent Presentations:
  • Kaczocha M, Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Benveniste H . Endocannabinoid levels and functional disability status in patients with painful osteoarthritis. International Cannabinoid Research Society, Symposium on the Cannabinoids, Baveno, Italy, 2014
  • Elmes MW, Berger WT, Leung KN, Ralph BP, Ojima I, Deutsch DG, Kaczocha M. Fatty Acid Binding Proteins are Intracellular Carriers for ∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol: Implications for Phytocannabinoid Modulation of the Endocannabinoid Tone. Carolina Cannabinoid Collaborative. Winston-Salem, NC, 2014
  • Thanos PK, Clavin B, Hamilton J, O'Rourke J, Maher T, Koumas C, Miao E, Elhage A, Teng G, Kaczocha M, Deutsch D. Examination of the addictive properties of the anandamide transport inhibitor SBFI26. Society for Neuroscience 2015