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Aditi Chowdhary

Class of 2025San Jose, California


Hello! I'm Aditi and I'm a rising Junior who is interested in STEM.


  • "Chemistry of nicotine addiction and potential thereapeutics" with mentor Haley (Apr. 30, 2024)

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Chemistry of nicotine addiction and potential thereapeutics

Started Aug. 2, 2023

Abstract or project description

Nicotine addiction currently impacts many all over the world, having deadly consequences. Nicotine addiction occurs through the increase in neurotransmitter release which nicotine enters the brain. The chemistry behind nicotine addiction will be the answer to the cure. Currently in development or previously attempted therapeutic include a nicotine vaccine, nicotine inhibitors, nicotine replacement therapy and CB1 receptor antagonists. This review will summarize the chemistry and effects of these therapy in treating nicotine addiction. Additionally it will comment on the progress that needs to be made in this field.