Gabriella Janni

Curriculum Vitae


Stanford University, Stanford, California; 2001-present
Doctoral candidate in History and Philosophy of Science; History Department

University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy; June 2003
University Diploma in Foreign Languages and Literature, Summa Cum Laude
Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Moderne Straniere, 110 e Lode

University of California at Berkeley, 1998-2000
Master’s of Arts in German Literature and Culture

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; 1993-1997
B.S.La, Summa Cum Laude
Major: German; Minors: History, Social and Political Thought
Semester abroad: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany; spring 1996

French International School of Washington, Bethesda, Maryland; 1988-1992
U.S. High School Diploma, Honors
Baccalauréat de Français, Mention Bien

History Department Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University; 2001
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies; 1998
Berkeley Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, Graduate Division; 1998
Award for Academic Excellence, Consortium of Universities of the Greater Washington Area; 1997
Ross Medal for Excellence in German Studies, Georgetown University; 1997
College Marshall, Georgetown University; 1997
International German Studies Fellowship (two-time recipient), Georgetown University; 1995, 1996
Phi-Beta Kappa History Honors Society; 1995
Dean’s List, Georgetown University; 1994-1997

Freelance translator, San Francisco, California; 2002 – present
o Translations from Italian, French, German, Spanish into English, French
o Specialized translation in: Arts, Humanities, Medicine, Life Sciences, and Education

University of California at San Francisco; 1998 – present
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; 1997-1998
Research assistant in neuroscience laboratories of Dr. Luc Jasmin
Collaborated in designing protocols, analysing data, writing original papers and grant proposals; part-time 2000-present

Stanford University, California; Fall 2002
Teaching Assistant, HIST 133/333 “The Darwinian Revolution”, Professor Timothy Lenoir

Stanford University, California; 2001-2002
Graduate Assistant for "History of Recent Science on the Web" project at
In collaboration with Dibner Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Stanford University Humanities Center, California; 2001-2002
Graduate Assistant, Writing Science Workshop

Stanford University Libraries, California; 2001-2002
Expert Partner, computer and Internet expert for the Humanities Areas Studies Research Center

Stanford University Libraries, California; 2000-2002
Bibliographic Assistant for Curator of History of Science and Technology as well as German Collections

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; 1993-1995
Student Assistant, Office of Executive Vice-President for Main Campus

The Hoya, Georgetown University,
Washington, D.C.; 1994-1995
Staff writer (Features)

American Translators Association; 2003
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C. 1999-present
Society of Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.; 1998-present



Janni, G, Jasmin, L., and Ohara, PT. (2001) Schwann cells can enter the demyelinated spinal cord from dorsal roots via scar tissue. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Tien D; Ohara P.T.; Janni, G; Weinshenker D.; Jasmin L. (2001) Pain behavior and morphine analgesia in DBH -/- mice. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Janni, G., Lappi, D.A., Ohara, P.T., and Jasmin, L. (1999) CTB-saporin induced demyelinating myelopathy in the rat. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida.
Jasmin, L., Janni, G., and Rabkin, S.D. (1998) Selective activation of autonomic circuits produces a peripheral inflammation through neuro-immune interactions. International Society of Neuroimmunology Fifth International Congress, Montreal, Canada.
Janni, G. and Jasmin, L. (1998) Persistence of cold hyperalgesia in inflammatory and neuropathic pain models as determined with the cold plate. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
Jasmin, L., Janni, G., and Rabkin, S.D. (1998) Neuro-immune interaction in the CNS inducing peripheral inflammation. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
Jasmin, L. and Janni, G. (1998) Deafferentation induced cell death in the spinal dorsal horn is potentiated by NMDA receptor stimulation but not by GABAa or glycine receptor inhibition. ---- The Glutamate Cascade: Common Pathways of CNS Disease States. NIH Symposium, Bethesda, MD.

Original Articles
Jasmin L., D. Tien, D. Weinshenker, R.D. Palmiter, P.G. Green, G. Janni & P.T. Ohara (2002) “The NK1 receptor mediates both the hyperalgesia and the resistance to morphine in mice lacking noradrenaline” PNAS 99(2):1029-1034.
Jasmin, L., Janni, G., Lappi, D.A., and Ohara, P.T. (2000) Schwann cells are removed from the spinal cord after effecting recovery from paraplegia. J Neurosci 20, 9215-9223.
Jasmin, L., Janni, G., and Rabkin, S.D. (2000) CNS induced neurogenic cystitis is associated with bladder mast cell degradation in the rat. J Urol. 164, 852-855.
Jasmin, L., Janni,G. H. J. Manz, and S. D. Rabkin (1998) Activation of CNS circuits producing a neurogenic cystitis: evidence for centrally induced peripheral inflammation. J Neurosci 18 (23), 10016-29.
Jasmin, L., L. Kohan, M. Franssen, G. Janni, and J. R. Goff. "The cold plate as a test of nociceptive behaviors: description and application to the study of chronic neuropathic and inflammatory pain models." Pain 75, no. 2-3 (1998): 367-82.

Editorial assistance, acknowledged in:
Tien D., P.T. Ohara P.T., A.A. Larson, and L. Jasmin. "Vagal afferents are necessary for the establishment but not the maintenance of kainic acid-induced hyperalgesia in mice" Pain, in press.
Jasmin, L, A. Boudah, P.T. Ohara. "Long-term effects of decreased noradrenergic CNS innervation on pain behavior and opioid antinociception". Journal of Comparative Neurology, in press.
Jasmin L, Ohara P.T. "Long-term intrathecal catheterization in the rat" J Neurosci Methods. (2001) September 30;110(1-2):81-9.
Jasmin L, Rabin S. Granato A, Boudah A, Ohara PT. "Analgesia and hyperalgesia from GABAergic modulation of the cerebral cortex" Nature, in press.

_ Egypt, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Ireland, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Austria, Hungary, United Kingdom
_ Italian and French (native speaker); German, Spanish (fluent)

_ Computers: MacIntosh (MacOs) and PC (Windows); Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Deltagraph, StatView; Imaging/publishing programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, and Acrobat; Web development: basic HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash

_ Websites designed:
History of Science and Technology Collections, Stanford University -
Germanic Collections, Stanford University -
Stephen M. Cabrinety Collection in History of Microcomputing, Stanford University
Jasmin and Ohara Neuroscience Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco -

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