Pain Neurophysiology

Ongoing Projects & Publications

Ongoing Projects

  • Ex-vivo electrophysiology for ultra fast nociceptors (Centre for Social & Affective Neuroscience, Linköping University)
  • Long lasting pain inhibiton C-tactile afferents (Centre for Social & Affective Neuroscience, Linköping University)
  • Endocannabinoid release with long lasting C-tactile specific activation (Smärt- Och Rehabenheten, Linköping)



Nagi, Saad S., Andrew G. Marshall, Adarsh Makdani, Ewa Jarocka, Jaquette Liljencrantz, Mikael Ridderström, Sumaiya Shaikh et al. “An ultrafast system for signaling mechanical pain in human skin.” Science advances 5, no. 7 (2019): eaaw1297.


Samour, Mohamad S., Sumaiya M. Shaikh, David A. Mahns, and Peter J. Shortland. “Noxious, but not innocuous, thermal stimuli evoke pERK expression in dorsal horn neurons after spared nerve injury in adult rats.” Neuroscience letters 654 (2017): 49-55.


Shaikh, Sumaiya, Peter Shortland, Antonio Lauto, Matthew Barton, John W. Morley, and David A. Mahns. “Sensory perturbations using suture and sutureless repair of transected median nerve in rats.” Somatosensory & motor research 33, no. 1 (2016): 20-28.


Shaikh, Sumaiya, Saad S. Nagi, Francis McGlone, and David A. Mahns. “Psychophysical investigations into the role of low-threshold C fibres in non-painful affective processing and pain modulation.” PloS one 10, no. 9 (2015): e0138299.

Barton, Matthew J., John W. Morley, Marcus A. Stoodley, Sumaiya Shaikh, David A. Mahns, and Antonio Lauto. “Long term recovery of median nerve repair using laser‐activated chitosan adhesive films.” Journal of biophotonics 8, no. 3 (2015): 196-207.