John M. Streicher, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

John M. Streicher, PhD

Research Interests: 
I have a strong interest in how signal transduction cascades downstream of the opioid receptors work. Using a variety of cell biology, molecular biology, and animal techniques, I find new signaling regulators of the opioid receptors, and determine how they work in living animals. I then use this knowledge to design novel strategies for drug discovery to create new analgesic drugs without the side effects and drawbacks of current opioid drugs like morphine.
Degrees: 
BS: George Fox University, 1999
MS: Oregon Health and Science University, 2002
PhD: University of California – Los Angeles, 2009
Honors and Awards: 
Travel Award, International Narcotics Research Conference (INRC), June 2015
Travel Award, International Narcotics Research Conference (INRC), July 2014
Abstract (Moses-Fynn et al. 2014) selected for special publicity at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
ASPET Young Scientist Travel Award, Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Streicher et al. (2010) (Circulation Research) featured on MDLinx.com, a research indexing site for physicians
Department of Molecular Medicine (DMM) Excellence in Science Award for Best Poster Presentation, DMM Annual Retreat, March 2009
Best Poster Presentation Award, 4th Annual Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Retreat, March 2008
Graduate With Science Honors, magna cum laude, George Fox University, 1999
Fellowship: 
The Scripps Research Institute – Florida, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2012