Marwa Mikati

Program: Neurosciences

Current advisor: Ream Al-Hasani, PhD

Undergraduate university: Mount Holyoke College, 2017

Enrollment year: 2018

Research summary
I study the role of opioid peptides in drug withdrawal, stress, and immunomodulation.

Graduate publications
Conway SM, Mikati MO, Al-Hasani R. 2022 Challenges and new opportunities for detecting endogenous opioid peptides in reward.. Addiction Neuroscience, 2():. PMCID:

Minakova E, Mikati MO, Madasu MK, Conway SM, Baldwin JW, Swift RG, McCullough KB, Dougherty JD, Maloney SE, Al-Hasani R. 2022 Perinatal oxycodone exposure causes long-term sex-dependent changes in weight trajectory and sensory processing in adult mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 239(12):3859-73. PMCID:

Minakova E, Sarafinovska S, Mikati MO, Barclay KM, McCullough KB, Dougherty JD, Al-Hasani R, Maloney SE. 2021 Ontogenetic Oxycodone Exposure Affects Early Life Communicative Behaviors, Sensorimotor Reflexes, and Weight Trajectory in Mice. Front Behav Neurosci, 15():615798. PMCID: PMC7937712

Edwards RL, Heueck I, Lee SG, Shah IT, Miller JJ, Jezewski AJ, Mikati MO, Wang X, Brothers RC, Heidel KM, Osbourn DM, Burnham CD, Alvarez S, Fritz SA, Dowd CS, Jez JM, Odom John AR. 2020 Potent, specific MEPicides for treatment of zoonotic staphylococci. PLoS Pathog, 16(6):e1007806. PMCID: PMC7297381

Mikati MO, Miller JJ, Osbourn DM, Barekatain Y, Ghebremichael N, Shah IT, Burnham CD, Heidel KM, Yan VC, Muller FL, Dowd CS, Edwards RL, Odom John AR. 2020 Antimicrobial Prodrug Activation by the Staphylococcal Glyoxalase GloB. ACS Infect Dis, 6( 11):3064-75. PMCID: