Linda A. Dykstra, Ph.D.
William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor



Research Interests

NIH Biographical Sketch


Linda A. Dykstra, Ph.D.
UNC Chapel Hill
Department of Psychology
CB 3270, 127 Davie Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Phone: 919-962-6595
Fax: 919-962-2537
e-Mail: ldykstra@unc.edu

Recent Publications

Dykstra, L.A., Fischer, B.D., Balter, R.E., Henry, F.E., Schmidt, K.T., and Miller, L.L. (2011) Opioid antinociception: Alteration by pharmacological and genetic manipulations ofthe N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) system in mice. Behav Pharm 22: 540-547

Miller, L.L. Picker, M.J., Schmitt, K.T. and Dykstra, L.A. (2011) Effects of morphine on pain-elicited and pain-suppressed behavior in CB1 knockout and wildtype mice. Psychopharmacology 215 (3) 455-465 PMID

Fischer, B.D., Ward, S.J., Henry, F.E. and Dykstra, L.A. (2010) Attenuation of morphine antinociceptive tolerance by a CB1 receptor agonist and an NMDA receptor antagonist: interactive effects. Neuropharmacology 58: 544-550. PMID: 19699755

Ward, S.J., Rosenberg, M.B., Dykstra, L.A. and Walker, E.A. (2009) The CB1 antagonist SR141716 blocks cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking and attenuates extinction behaviors predictive of relapse in mice. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 105: 248-255, 2009. PMID: 19679410