Sufka, Kenneth J.
- Development & validation of animal models (Stress, anxiety and depression; Chronic pain models and analgesia)
- Drug efficacy screening (anxiolytics, antidepressants, analgesics)
- Philosophy of mind/consciousness; neuroethics
PSY 201: General Psychology
PSY 319: Brain and Behavior
PSY 405: Research in Psychology
PSY 615: Physiological Psychology
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990
M.S., Iowa State University, 1988
B.S., Iowa State University, 1986
List of Publications (Where available, click link)
Sufka KJ. (2011) The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades. The Nautilus Publishing Company; Taylor, MS.
Nielsen CH, Balachandran P, Christensen O, Pugh ND, Tamta H, Sufka KJ, Wu X, Walsted A, Schjørring-Thyssen M, Enevold C, Pasco DS (2010) Enhancement of natural killer cell activity in healthy subjects by ImmulinaEnhancement of natural killer cell activity in healthy subjects by Immulina®, a Spirulina extract enriched for Braun type lipoproteins. Planta Medica, 76, 1802-1808.
Sufka KJ (2010) Serving the university: Better mentors for young professors would help. Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/article/Serving-the-University-Better/66293/ (July 18, 2010 issue).
Hymel KA, Salmeto AL, Kim EH, Sufka KJ (2010) Development and validation of the chick anxiety-depression continuum model. In JE Warnick, AV Kalueff (Eds.), Translational Neuroscience and its Advancement of Animal Research: Advancement, Challenges, and Research Ethics, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 83-110.
Sufka KJ (2009) Preparing for a career at a research university. In SF Davis, P Giordano, CA Licht (Eds.), Your career in psychology: Putting your graduate degree to work. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 103-116.
Rainey EP, Sufka KJ (2009) Pharmacological dissociation of anxiety state in the elevated star maze in chicks. In AV Kalueff, JL LaPorte (Eds.), Experimental Animal Models in Neurobehavioral Research, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 67-77.
Sufka KJ, Weldon M, Allen C (2009) The case for animal emotions: Modeling neuropsychiatric disorders. In J Bickle (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, pp. 522-536.
Sufka KJ, Warnick JE, Pulaski CN, Slauson SR, Kim YB, Rimoldi JM (2009) Antidepressant efficacy screening of novel targets in the chick anxiety-depression model. Behavioural Pharmacology, 20, 146-154.
Kalueff AV, LaPorte JL, Murphy DL, Sufka KJ. (2008) Hybridizing behavioral models: a possible solution to some problems in neurophenotyping research? Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 32, 1172-1178.
Feltenstein MW, Sufka KJ (2008) Development and validation of alternative models of anxiety and depression using domestic fowl. In AV Kalueff, JL LaPorte (Eds.), Behavioral Models in Stress Research, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 23-54.
Warnick JE, Sufka KJ (2008) Animal models of anxiety: examining their validity, utility and ethical considerations. In AV Kalueff, JL LaPorte (Eds.), Behavioral Models in Stress Research, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 55-71.
Kochanowska AJ, Rao KV, Childress S, El-Afy A, Matsumoto RR, Kelly M, Stewart GS, Sufka KJ, Hamann MT (2008) Secondary metabolites from three Florida sponges with antidepressant activity. Journal of Natural Products, 71, 186-189.
Price DD, Sufka KJ (2006) Theories of pain. In J Mao (Ed.), Translational Pain Research, Vol. 1: Current Status and New Trends, Nova Publishers, pp. 1-27.
McCurdy CR, Sufka KJ, Smith GH, Warnick JE, Nieto MJ (2006) Antinociceptive profile of Salvinorin A, a structurally unique kappa opioid receptor agonist. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 83, 109-113.
Warnick JE, Wicks RT, Sufka KJ (2006) Modeling anxiety-like states: pharmacological characterization of the chick separation stress paradigm. Behavioural Pharmacology, 17, 581-587.
Polger TW, Sufka KJ (2005) Closing the gap on pain. In M Aydede (Ed.), Pain: New Essays on the Nature of Pain and the Methodology of its Study, MIT Press, pp. 325-350.
Feltenstein, MW, Sufka KJ (2005) Screening antidepressants in the chick separation-stress paradigm. Psychopharmacology, 181, 153-159.
Sufka KJ, Turner DD (2005) An evolutionary account of chronic pain: integrating the natural method in evolutionary psychology. Philosophical Psychology, 18, 243-257.
Warnick JE, McCurdy CR, Sufka KJ (2005) Opiate receptor function in social attachment in young domestic fowl. Behavioural Brain Research, 160, 277-285.
Feltenstein MW, Schüly W, Warnick JE, Fischer NH, Sufka KJ (2004) Anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic effects of sesquiterpine lactones from Magnolia and Bear’s Foot. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 79, 299-302.
Avula B, Ganzera M, Warnick JE, Feltenstein MW, Sufka KJ, Khan IA. (2004) High performance liquid chromatographic determination of xanthohumol in rat plasma, urine and fecal samples. Journal of Chromatographic Science, 42, 378-382.
Feltenstein MW, Warnick JE, Guth AN, Sufka KJ (2004) The chick separation-stress paradigm: A validation study. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 77, 221-226.
Roach, JT & Sufka KJ (2003) Characterization of the chick carrageenan response. Brain Research, 994, 216-225.
Feltenstein MW, Lambdin LC, Webb HE, Warnick, JE, Khan SI, Khan IA, Acevedo EO, Sufka KJ (2003) Corticosterone response in the chick separation-stress paradigm. Physiology and Behavior, 78, 489-493.
Feltenstein MW, Lambdin LC, Ganzera M, Dharmaratne HRW, Nanayakkara NPD, Khan IA, Sufka KJ (2003) Anxiolytic properties of Piper methysticum extract samples and fractions in the chick social-separation-stress procedure. Phytotherapy Research, 17, 210-216.
Benore-Parsons M & Sufka KJ (2003) Teaching receptor theory to biochemistry undergraduates. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 31, 85-92.
Sufka KJ, Price DD (2002) Gate control theory reconsidered. Brain and Mind, 3, 277-290.
Feltenstein MW, Ford NG, Freeman KB, Sufka KJ (2002) Dissociation of stress behaviors in the chick social-separation-stress procedure. Physiology and Behavior, 75, 675-679.
Sufka KJ (2001) Pain and analgesia: understanding negative reinforcement. Psychology Teacher Network, 11, 6,9.
Broom SL, Sufka KJ, ElSohly MA, Ross SR (2001) Analgesic and reinforcing properties of D9-THC-hemisuccinate in adjuvant-arthritic rats. Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, 1, 171-182.
Smith KK, Dharmaratne HRW, Feltenstein MW, Broom SL, Roach JT, Nanayakkara NPD, Khan IA, Sufka KJ (2001) Anxiolytic effects of kava extract and kavalactones in the chick social separation-stress paradigm. Psychopharmacology, 155, 86-90.
Sufka KJ, Roach JT, Chambliss Jr WJ, Broom SL, Feltenstein MW, Wyandt CM, Zeng L (2001) Anxiolytic properties of botanical extracts in the chick social separation-stress procedure. Psychopharmacology, 153, 219-224.
Sufka KJ (2000) Chronic pain explained. Brain and Mind, 1, 155-179.
Sufka KJ (2000) Searching for common ground: a commentary on Resnik’s folk psychology of pain. Brain and Mind,1, 229-231.
Sufka KJ, Lynch MP (2000) Sensations and pain processes. Philosophical Psychology, 13, 299-311.
Sufka KJ, George MD (2000) Setting clear & mutual expectations: affecting learning environments. Liberal Education, 86, 48-53.
Watson GS, Roach JT, Sufka KJ (1999) Benzodiazepine receptor function in the chick social-separation-stress procedure. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 7, 83-89.
Sufka KJ, Watson GS, Nothdurft RE, Mogil JS (1998) Scoring the mouse formalin test: validation study. European Journal of Pain, 2, 351-358.
Watson GS, Sufka KJ, Coderre TJ (1997) Optimal scoring strategies and weights for the formalin test in rats. Pain, 70, 53-58.
Watson GS, Sufka KJ (1996) Chlordiazepoxide reverses social-separation-induced distress vocalizations and analgesia in young domestic fowl. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 4, 347-353.
Sufka KJ, Roach JT (1996) Stimulus properties and antinociceptive effects of bradykinin B1 and B2 receptor antagonists in rats. Pain, 66, 99-103.
Sufka KJ, Brockel BJ, Liou J-R, Fowler SC (1996) Functional deficits following bilateral forelimb adjuvant inflammation assessed via operant methodology: effects of indomethacin and morphine on recovery of functioning. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 4, 336-343.
Sufka KJ (1996) Novel approaches for analgesic drug assessment: new animal paradigms. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, 5, 421-428.
Long SF, Wilson MC, Sufka KJ, Davis WM (1996) The effects of cocaine and nandrolone co-administration on aggression in male rats. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 20, 839-856.
Sufka KJ, Hughes RA, McCormick TM, Borland JL (1994) Opiate effects on isolation stress in domestic fowl. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 49, 1011-1015.
Sufka KJ (1994) Conditioned place preference paradigm: a novel approach for analgesic drug assessment against chronic pain. Pain, 58, 355-366.
Sufka KJ, Weed NC (1994) Construct validation of behavioral indices of isolation stress and inflammatory nociception in young domestic fowl. Physiology and Behavior, 55, 741-746.
Sufka KJ (1993) Novel approaches for the evaluation of analgesic drug efficacy against chronic pain. The Mississippi Psychologist, 18, 10-14.
Sufka KJ, Hoganson DA (1993) Effects of calcitonin on central nervous system monoamines following carrageenan-induced inflammation in rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 45, 507-511.
Alexander JE, Sufka KJ (1993) Cerebral lateralization in homosexual males: a preliminary EEG investigation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 15, 269-274.
Sufka KJ, Schomburg FM, Giordano J (1992) Receptor mediation of 5-HT-induced inflammation and nociception in rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 41, 53-56.
Sufka KJ, Hoganson DA, Hughes RA (1992) Central monoaminergic changes induced by morphine in hypoalgesic and hyperalgesic strains of domestic fowl. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 42, 781-785.
Sufka KJ, Hughes RA (1992) Time-dependent codeine hypoalgesia and hyperalgesia in domestic fowl. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 41, 349-353.
Hughes RA, Bowes M, Sufka KJ (1992) Morphine hyperalgesic effects on developmental changes in thermal nociception and respiration in domestic fowl (Gallus gallus). Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 42, 535-537.
Sufka KJ, Giordano J (1991) Analgesic effects of S and R isomers of the novel 5-HT3 receptor antagonists ADR-851 and ADR-882 in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology., 204, 117-119.
Sufka KJ, Hughes RA (1991) Differential effects of handling on isolation-induced vocalizations, hypoalgesia, and hyperthermia in domestic fowl. Physiology and Behavior, 50, 129-133.
Hughes RA, Sufka KJ (1991) Morphine hyperalgesic effects on the formalin test in domestic fowl (Gallus gallus). Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 38, 247-251.
Sufka KJ, Hughes RA, Giordano J (1991) Effects of selective opiate antagonists on morphine-induced hyperalgesia in domestic fowl. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 38, 49-54.
Sufka KJ, Hughes RA (1990) Dose and temporal parameters of morphine-induced hyperalgesia in domestic fowl. Physiology and Behavior, 47, 385-387.
Sufka KJ, Stratton DB, Giordano J (1990) Regional differences in serotonergic contractile sensitivity mediated by 5-HT2 receptors in rat aorta. Artery, 18, 47-53.
Hughes RA, Sufka KJ (1990) The ontogeny of thermal nociception in domestic fowl: thermal stimulus intensity and isolation effects. Developmental Psychobiology, 23, 129-140.
Peters RH, Koch PC, Blythe BL, Sufka KJ (1988) Ultrasonic vocalizations in male rats following acquisition of copulation-illness associations. Physiology and Behavior, 44, 749-751.
 This article was co-published in Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS (2001), E Russo (Ed), Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.