Education

Ph.D Pharmaceutical Science-Idaho State University

Pharm. D. College of Pharmacy-Idaho State University

B.S. Molecular Biology-Brigham Young University

AAS General Science-Ricks College

Areas of Interest

Gender differences in morphine metabolism

Human physiology

Improved teaching strategies

Published Manuscripts

Ratka, A., Kern S., Wittwer, E., Baker LR.  Pharmacokinetics of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide, and morphine-6-glucuronide, in elderly men and women.  American Journal of Pain Management. 14 (2004) 45-55.

Baker, LR, and Ratka, A.  Pain threshold and tolerance differences in humans due to gender and active morphine metabolites.  American Journal of Pain Management. 13 (2003) 16-28.

Baker, LR, and Ratka, A.  Sex-specific differences in levels of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide, and morphine antinociception in rats. Pain. 95 (2002) 65-74.

Baker, LR, Hyrien, O., Ratka, A.  Contributions of morphine-3-glucuronide and morphine-6-glucuronide to differences in morphine analgesia in humans.  American Journal of Pain Management. 2002

Ulens, C., Baker, LR, Ratka, A., Waumans, D., Tytgat, J.  Morphine-6-glucuronide and morphine-3-glucuronide, opioid receptor agonists with different potencies.  Biochemical Pharmacology. 62 (2001) 1273-1282.

Baker, LR, Dye, A., Ratka, A.  Effects of morphine glucuronides on the function of opiod receptors in human SK-N-SH cells.  Neuroscience Letters. 281 (2000) 1-4.

Classes

  • BIO 199-Biology Orientation
  • BIO 264-Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 265-Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 386-Pharmacology
  • FDSCI 206-Light and Sound