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Alexa A Wakley


Ph.D. Experimental Psychology

Washington State University


M.S. General Psychology

Idaho State University


B.S. Psychology

Idaho State University



Sex Differences

behavioral pharmacology


Selected Publications


Wakley AA, Wiley JL & Craft RM (in press). Gonadal hormones do not alter the development of antinociceptive tolerance to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in adult rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior.


Wakley AA, Wiley JL & Craft RM (2014). Sex differences in the development of tolerance to THC’s antinociceptive and motoric effects. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 143, 22-8.

Wakley AA, McBride AA, Vaughn, LK & Craft RM (2014). Cyclic ovarian hormone modulation of supraspinal THC-induced antinociception and cannabinoid receptor binding in the female rat. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 124, 269-77.


Craft RM, Wakley AA, Tsutsui KT & Laggart JD (2012). Sex differences in CB1 vs. CB2 receptor-selective antagonism of antinociception produced by delta9-THC and CP55,940 in the rat. The Journal of Pharmacological and Experimental Therapeutics, 340, 787-800.


Wakley AA & Craft RM (2011). THC-methadone and THC-naltrexone interactions on discrimination, antinociception, and locomotion in rats. Behavioural Pharmacology, 5-6, 489-97.

Wakley AA & Craft RM (2011). Antinociception and sedation following intracerebroventricular administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in female vs. male rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 216, 200-206.


Wakley AA & Rasmussen EB (2009). Effects of cannabinoid drugs on the reinforcing properties of food in gestationally undernourished rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 94, 30-36.

Alexia Wakley

Alexa A Wakley



Post Doctoral Research Associate

Biddeford Campus

Pickus Center

On Campus