Catherine Cahill, Ph.D.


Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: 3102060083

Work Address:

675 Charles E Young Drive South, Office 2760/lab 2609
Mail Code: 175919
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Hakimian Joshua K, Dong Tien S, Barahona Jorge A, Lagishetty Venu, Tiwari Suchi, Azani Darien, Barrera Matthew, Lee Suhjin, Severino Amie L, Mittal Nitish, Cahill Catherine M, Jacobs Jonathan P, Walwyn Wendy M   Dietary Supplementation with Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Reduces Opioid-Seeking Behaviors and Alters the Gut Microbiome Nutrients, 2019; 11(8): .
Liu Shiwei Steve, Pickens Sarah, Burma Nicole E, Ibarra-Lecue Ines, Yang Hongyan, Xue Lihua, Cook Chris, Hakimian Joshua K, Severino Amie L, Lueptow Lindsay, Komarek Kristina, Taylor Anna M W, Olmstead Mary C, Carroll F Ivy, Bass Caroline E, Andrews Anne M, Walwyn Wendy, Trang Tuan, Evans Christopher J, Leslie Frances M, Cahill Catherine M   Kappa Opioid Receptors Drive a Tonic Aversive Component of Chronic Pain The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2019; 39(21): 4162-4178.
Massaly Nicolas, Copits Bryan A, Wilson-Poe Adrianne R, Hipólito Lucia, Markovic Tamara, Yoon Hye Jean, Liu Shiwei, Walicki Marie C, Bhatti Dionnet L, Sirohi Sunil, Klaas Amanda, Walker Brendan M, Neve Rachael, Cahill Catherine M, Shoghi Kooresh I, Gereau Robert W, McCall Jordan G, Al-Hasani Ream, Bruchas Michael R, Morón Jose A   Pain-Induced Negative Affect Is Mediated via Recruitment of The Nucleus Accumbens Kappa Opioid System Neuron, 2019; 102(3): 564-573.e6.
Kibaly Cherkaouia, Xu Chi, Cahill Catherine M, Evans Christopher J, Law Ping-Yee   Non-nociceptive roles of opioids in the CNS: opioids' effects on neurogenesis, learning, memory and affect Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2019; 20(1): 5-18.
Comer Sandra D, Cahill Catherine M   Fentanyl: Receptor pharmacology, abuse potential, and implications for treatment Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 2018; 20(1): 5-18.
Grenier Patrick, Wiercigroch David, Olmstead Mary C, Cahill Catherine M   Dissociation between morphine-induced spinal gliosis and analgesic tolerance by ultra-low-dose α2-adrenergic and cannabinoid CB1-receptor antagonists Behavioural pharmacology, 2018; 29(2 and 3-Spec Issue): 241-254.
Taylor Anna M W, Castonguay Annie, Taylor Alison J, Murphy Niall P, Ghogha Atefeh, Cook Christopher, Xue Lihua, Olmstead Mary C, De Koninck Yves, Evans Christopher J, Cahill Catherine M   Microglia disrupt mesolimbic reward circuitry in chronic pain The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2015; 35(22): 8442-50.
Evans Christopher J, Cahill Catherine M   Neurobiology of opioid dependence in creating addiction vulnerability F1000Research, 2016; 5: .
Trang Tuan, Al-Hasani Ream, Salvemini Daniela, Salter Michael W, Gutstein Howard, Cahill Catherine M   Pain and Poppies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Opioid Analgesics The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2015; 35(41): 13879-88.
Ferrini Francesco, Trang Tuan, Mattioli Theresa-Alexandra M, Laffray Sophie, Del'Guidice Thomas, Lorenzo Louis-Etienne, Castonguay Annie, Doyon Nicolas, Zhang Wenbo, Godin Antoine G, Mohr Daniela, Beggs Simon, Vandal Karen, Beaulieu Jean-Martin, Cahill Catherine M, Salter Michael W, De Koninck Yves   Morphine hyperalgesia gated through microglia-mediated disruption of neuronal Cl⁻ homeostasis Nature neuroscience, 2013; 16(2): 183-92.
Cahill Catherine M, Walwyn Wendy, Taylor Anna M W, Pradhan Amynah A A, Evans Christopher J   Allostatic Mechanisms of Opioid Tolerance Beyond Desensitization and Downregulation Trends in pharmacological sciences, 2016; 37(11): 963-976.
Taylor Anna M W, Castonguay Annie, Ghogha Atefeh, Vayssiere Pia, Pradhan Amynah A A, Xue Lihua, Mehrabani Sadaf, Wu Juli, Levitt Pat, Olmstead Mary C, De Koninck Yves, Evans Christopher J, Cahill Catherine M   Neuroimmune Regulation of GABAergic Neurons Within the Ventral Tegmental Area During Withdrawal from Chronic Morphine Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 41(4): 949-59.