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Christopher Michael Peters, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Christopher Michael Peters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2725


Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Miami, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
  • Fellowship, Anesthesiology, WFU School of Medicine, 2011
Christopher Michael Peters, Ph.D.

Christopher Michael Peters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Pain, Postoperative; Spinal Cord; TRPV Cation Channels; Neuroglia; Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2725


Recent Publications

Psychosocial stress delays recovery of postoperative pain following incisional surgery in the rat. Arora V, Martin TJ, Aschenbrenner CA, Hayashida K, Kim SA, Parker RA, Eisenach JC, Peters CM.. Neuroscience. 2018;382():35-47.

Differential mRNA expression of neuroinflammatory modulators in the spinal cord and thalamus of type 2 diabetic monkeys. Ding H, Kiguchi N, Kishioka S, Ma T, Peters CM, Ko MC.. J Diabetes. 2018;():.

Adeno-associated virus serotype rh10 is a useful gene transfer vector for sensory nerves that innervate bone in immunodeficient mice. Park SH, Eber MR, Tsuzuki S, Booker ME, Sunil AG, Widner DB, Parker RA, Peters CM, Shiozawa Y.. Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):17428.

Spinal functions of B-type natriuretic peptide, gastrin-releasing peptide, and their cognate receptors for regulating itch in mice. Kiguchi N, Sukhtankar DD, Ding H, Tanaka KI, Kishioka S, Peters CM, Ko MC.. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2016;356(3):596-603.

Disruption of spinal noradrenergic activation delays recovery of acute incision-induced hypersensitivity and increases spinal glial activation in the rat. Arora V, Morado-Urbina CE, Aschenbrenner CA, Hayashida KI, Wang F, Martin TJ, Eisenach JC, Peters CM.. J Pain. 2016;17(2):190-202.

Silencing transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor subtype I-containing sensory neurons to treat bone cancer pain [editorial]. Peters CM.. Anesthesiology. 2016;125(1):17-19.

Skeletal complications in cancer patients with bone metastases. Tsuzuki S, Park SH, Eber MR, Peters CM, Shiozawa Y.. Int J Urol. 2016;23(10):825-832.

Altered expression of glial markers, chemokines, and opioid receptors in the spinal cord of type 2 diabetic monkeys. Kiguchi N, Ding H, Peters CM, Kock ND, Kishioka S, Cline JM, Wagner JD, Ko MC.. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016;1863(1):274-283.

Individual differences in acute pain-induced endogenous analgesia predict time to resolution of postoperative pain in the rat. Peters CM, Hayashida KI, Suto T, Houle TT, Aschenbrenner CA, Martin TJ, Eisenach JC.. Anesthesiology. 2015;122(4):895-907.

Down-regulation of astroglial glutamate transporters in the locus coeruleus contributes to impairment of endogenous analgesia in rats after peripheral nerve injury [abstract]. Hayashida K, Kimura M, Peters C, Eisenach J.. J Pain. 2015;16(4 Suppl 1):S50.

Impaired pain-evoked analgesia after nerve injury in rats reflects altered glutamate regulation in the locus coeruleus. Kimura M, Suto T, Morado-Urbina CE, Peters CM, Eisenach JC, Hayashida KI.. Anesthesiology. 2015;123(4):899-908.

Regional differences in mu and kappa opioid receptor G-protein activation in brain in male and female prairie voles. Martin TJ, Sexton T, Kim SA, Severino AL, Peters CM, Young LJ, Childers SR.. Neuroscience. 2015;311():422-429.

Preclinical toxicity screening of intrathecal oxytocin in rats and dogs. Yaksh TL, Hobo S, Peters C, Osborn KG, Richter PJ Jr, Rossi SS, Grafe MR, Eisenach JC.. Anesthesiology. 2014;120(4):951-961.

Nociceptor-selective peripheral nerve block induces delayed mechanical hypersensitivity and neurotoxicity in rats. Peters CM, Ririe D, Houle TT, Aschenbrenner CA, Eisenach JC.. Anesthesiology. 2014;120(4):976-986.

The effects of nerve injury on the expression of vasopressin receptor V1aR in the dorsal root ganglia [abstract]. Lombardo S, Peters C, Eisenach J.. J Pain. 2014;15(4 Suppl 1):S48.

Fast-conducting mechanoreceptors contribute to withdrawal behavior in normal and nerve injured rats. Danilo Boada M, Martin TJ, Peters CM, Hayashida K, Harris MH, Houle TT, Boyden ES, Eisenach JC, Ririe DG.. Pain. 2014;155(12):2646-2655.

Depletion of endogenous noradrenaline does not prevent spinal cord plasticity following peripheral nerve injury. Hayashida K-i, Peters CM, Gutierrez S, Eisenach JC.. J Pain. 2012;13(1):49-57.

Contribution of the chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (CCL2) to mechanical hypersensitivity after surgical incision in rats. Peters CM, Eisenach JC.. Anesthesiology. 2010;112(5):1250-1258.

Lack of analgesic efficacy of spinal ondansetron on thermal and mechanical hypersensitivity following spinal nerve ligation in the rat. Peters CM, Hayashida K-i, Ewan EE, Nakajima K, Obata H, Xu Q, Yaksh TL, Eisenach JC.. Brain Res. 2010;1352():83-93.

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Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Christopher Michael Peters, Ph.D.

Christopher Michael Peters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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