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Dayna L. Averitt

Dayna Averitt

Assistant Professor
PO Box 425799
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5799

Office Location: GRB
Office Phone: 940-898-2708
Lab Phone:
Fax: 940-898-2382

Teaching Area:
Research Area: Sensory Neuroscience


Position Date Institution Field
Postdoctoral 2008-2011 UTHSC San Antonio Physiology
MS 2009-2011 UTHSC San Antonio Clinical Investigation
PhD 2003-2008 Georgia State University Biological Sciences
MS 2003-2005 Georgia State University Biology
BA 1999-2001 University of Texas, Austin Psychology

Major Academic/Research Interest


Sensory Neuroscience

Project List

Select Publications

1. Fowler, M., Clifford, J.L., Garza, T.H., Slater, T.M., Arizpe, H.M., Novak, J., Petz, L.M. and Loyd, D.R. Tramadol analgesia in a rat model of full thickness thermal injury characterized by thermal hyperalgesia, mechanical allodynia and enhanced pronociceptive peptide release in the spinal cord. Burns, submitted.

2. Loyd, D.R., Sun, X.X., Locke, E., Salas, M.M., Henry, M.A. and Hargreaves, K.M. (2012) Sex differences in serotonin enhancement of capsaicin-evoked calcitonin gene-related peptide release from human dental pulp. PAIN, 153:2061-2067.

3. Loyd, D.R., Chen, P.B. and Hargreaves, K.M. (2012) Antihyperalgesic effects of anti-serotonergic compounds on serotonin- and capsaicin-evoked thermal hyperalgesia in the rat. Neuroscience, 203: 207-215.

4. Loyd, D.R., Weiss, G., Henry, M.A., Hargreaves, K.M. (2011) Serotonin increases the functional activity of capsaicin-sensitive rat trigeminal nociceptors via peripheral serotonin receptors. PAIN, 152(10): 2267-2276.

5. Loyd, D.R., Wang, X., Murphy, A.Z. (2008) Sex differences in µ-opioid receptor expression in the rat midbrain periaqueductal gray are essential for eliciting sex differences in morphine analgesia. J. Neuroscience, 28(52):14007-14017.

Courses and Teaching Responsibilities


Project List

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