Sweta Adhikary

  • Current Program Year: MS3
  • Current Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Students, School of Medicine


Dissertation Title: Adapatations following chronic opioid treatment in presynaptic and postsynaptic compartments of neurons

Research Interests: Opioid receptor physiology and pharmacology; neuromodulation via GPCRs

Education and training

    • B.A., 2014, University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Ph.D., 2021, Oregon Health and Science University

Memberships and associations:

  • American Physician-Scientist Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Medical Women's Association

Honors and awards

  • ARCS Foundation Scholar, 2019
  • F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellowship
  • N.L. Tartar Fellowship, 2019
  • Excellence in Research, FLAME Award, 2021


Selected publications

  • Pelloux Y, Hoots JK, Cifani C, Adhikary S, Martin J, Minier-Toribio A, Bossert JM, Shaham Y., Context-induced relapse to cocaine seeking after punishment-imposed abstinence is associated with activation of cortical and subcortical brain regions. Addict Biol. 2018 Mar;23(2):699-712. doi: 10.1111/adb.12527. Epub 2017 Jun 29. PMID: 28661034
  • Bossert, Jennifer; Hoots, Jennifer; I, Ida; Adhikary, Sweta; I Zhang, Michelle; Venniro, Marco; IRP/NIDA/NIH, Shaham, Yavin; Role of mu, but not delta or kappa, opioid receptors in context-induced reinstatement of oxycodone seeking. EJN. 2018 May 19. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ejn.13955
  • Adhikary S, Caprioli D, Venniro M, Kallenberger P, Shaham Y, Bossert JM. Incubation of extinction responding and cue-induced reinstatement, but not context- or drug priming-induced reinstatement, after withdrawal from methamphetamine. Addict Biol. 2016 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/adb.12386. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  26989042
  • Pincus, A.B., Adhikary, S., Lebold, K.M., Fryer, A.D., and Jacoby, D.B. Optogenetic Control of Airway Cholinergic Neurons In Vivo. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2020 Apr;62(4):423-429. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0378MA. PubMed PMID: 31899655; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7110977.


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