Dr. Karen J. Berkley

B434 PDB
Florida State University
Department of Psychology
1107 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4301
(850) 644-5741

University of Washington

Berkley Laboratory Home Page

Associate Faculty
  Dr. Natalia  Dmitrieva Dr. Natalia Dmitrieva
B233 PDB
(850) 644-5884

Graduate Students
  Stacy  McAllister Stacy McAllister
C370 PDB
(850) 644-5884

Dr. Karen J. Berkley

McKenzie Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience

Research Interest

Neural mechanisms of pelvic visceral pain, neural mechanisms of gynecological pain, sex differences in pain, linkages between basic neuroscience and the clinic.

Selected Recent Publications

McAllister SL, McGinty KA, Resuehr D, Berkley KJ. Endometriosis-induced vaginal hyperalgesia in the rat: role of the ectopic growths and their innervation. Pain. Dec 15;147(1-3):255-64. (2009)
Berkley KJ. Balancing nociception in cycling females. Pain. Nov;146(1-2):9-10. (2009)
Zhang G, Dmitrieva N, Liu Y, McGinty KA, Berkley KJ. Endometriosis as a neurovascular condition: estrous variations in innervation, vascularization, and growth factor content of ectopic endometrial cysts in the rat. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 294(1):R162-71. (2008)
Nagabukuro H, Berkley KJ. Influence of endometriosis on visceromotor and cardiovascular responses induced by vaginal distention in the rat. Pain. Nov;132 Suppl 1:S96-103. (2007)
Berkley KJ, McAllister SL, Accius BE, Winnard KP. Endometriosis-induced vaginal hyperalgesia in the rat: effect of estropause, ovariectomy, and estradiol replacement. Pain. Nov;132 Suppl 1:S150-9. (2007)
Greenspan JD, Craft RM, LeResche L, Arendt-Nielsen L, Berkley KJ, Fillingim RB, Gold MS, Holdcroft A, Lautenbacher S, Mayer EA, Mogil JS, Murphy AZ, Traub RJ. Consensus Working Group of the Sex, Gender, and Pain SIG of the IASP. Studying sex and gender differences in pain and analgesia: a consensus report. Pain. Nov;132 Suppl 1:S26-45. (2007)
Berkley KJ, Zalcman SS, Simon VR. Sex and gender differences in pain and inflammation: a rapidly maturing field. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 291(2):R241-4. (2006)
Winnard KP, Dmitrieva N, Berkley KJ. Cross-organ interactions between reproductive, gastrointestinal, and urinary tracts: modulation by estrous stage and involvement of the hypogastric nerve. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 291(6):R1592-601. (2006)
Morrison TC, Dmitrieva N, Winnard KP, Berkley KJ. Opposing viscerovisceral effects of surgically induced endometriosis and a control abdominal surgery on the rat bladder. Fertil Steril. 86(4):1067-73. (2006)
Berkley KJ, Rapkin AJ, Papka RE. The pains of endometriosis. Science. 308(5728):1587-9. (2005)
Berkley KJ. A life of pelvic pain. Physiol Behav. 86(3):272-80. (2005)
Dmitrieva N, Berkley KJ. Influence of estradiol on micturition thresholds in the rat: involvement of the hypogastric nerve. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 289(6):R1724-8. (2005)
Brady CM, DasGupta R, Dalton C, Wiseman OJ, Berkley KJ, Fowler CJ. An open-label pilot study of cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in advanced multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 10(4):425-33. (2004)
Berkley KJ, Dmitrieva N, Curtis KS, Papka RE. Innervation of ectopic endometrium in a rat model of endometriosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 101(30):11094-8. (2004)
Berkley KJ. Madame Albe-Fessard: a meaningful legacy. Eur J Pain. 8(2):95-7. (2004)