NIDA NRSA-F30 awarded to Sweta Adhikary

Sweta Adhikary

Congratulations to Sweta Adhikary, a second-year MD/PhD student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program who received a NIDA F30 National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for her project “Adaptations following chronic opioid treatment and withdrawal”.

Adhikary’s research will focus on the pathophysiology of opioid use disorder at a single neuron level — examining the cellular level changes that occur after chronic opioid treatment and how these changes mediate withdrawal. Specifically, Adhikary will study the various molecular and physiological adaptations that occur after prolonged opioid use and will attempt to identify the factors that can prevent these changes.

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA F30 fellowship is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students in dual-doctoral degree programs, and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.