Associate Professor

Phone: 631-444-2908
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  • St. John's University, Queens, NY 1971-75 - B.S.
  • Department of Biology, St. John's University, Queens, NY 1975-78 - M.S.
  • Department of Pharmacology, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. 1980-84 - Ph.D.
  • Molecular Biology Section, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 1984-88 - Fellowship

Research Interests:
  • Aging and Resolution of Neuropathic Pain

Recent Publications:
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  • Xie H, Zhang J, Zhu J, Liu L, Rebecchi M, Hu SM, Wang C. Sevoflurane post-conditioning protects isolated rat hearts against ischemia-reperfusion injury via activation of the ERK1/2 pathway. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2014 Oct 27
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

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
  • Liu L, Ma L, Gao Q, Rebecchi M. Antioxidant-Mediated Activation of Mitophagy Restores Isoflurane Preconditioning in Aging Heart. ASA 2015
  • Puopolo J, Doroshenko M, Galbavy W, Chakraborty S, Rebecchi M. Dopamine modulation of synaptic transmission in the dorsal horn spinal cord: Presynaptic versus postsynaptic effects. Society for Neuroscience 2015