Avishek Adhikari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
502 Portola Plaza, Franz Hall, room 8611
Los Angeles, 90095
Phone: (310)-825-2961
Email: avi@psych.ucla.edu

Affiliations: Brain Research Institute (BRI), Neuroscience PhD Program (NSIDP), Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM), Department of Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience area).

Academic training

2011-2017. Post-Doctoral fellow with Prof. Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, CA.

2005-2011. Ph.D. in Neuroscience, co-advised by Profs. Joshua.A. Gordon and Rene Hen, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, NY.

2001-2004. B.Sc. in Chemistry, advised by Prof. Etelvino J.H. Bechara, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.


See a complete list of our publications here.

Awards and funding

2019. R00 award NIMH

2019. Hellman Fellowship Award

2016. Travel Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Hollywood, FL.

2015-2020. K99/R00, National Institute of Mental Health

2015-2017. NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, New York, NY

2012-2015. Walter V. and Idun Berry postdoctoral fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2010. Thesis committee unanimously voted for PhD degree to be awarded “with distinction”, Columbia University, New York, NY

2010. Kavli travel award, Columbia University, New York, NY

2004. Antoine Lavoisier award for being the valedictorian, Department of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2001. 1st place in the University of Sao Paulo undergraduate entrance examination for the Chemistry Department among 660 applicants, Sao Paulo, Brazil