Welcome to the Beier laboratory at the University of California, Irvine.
Here in the Beier lab, we have four major areas of investigation:
- Elucidating the neural substrates of drug addiction and identifying sources of individual addiction variability
- Identifying & modulating molecules/circuits that promote behaviors associated with mood disorders such as anxiety and anhedonia
- Mapping circuit pathology in neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimers
- Technology development to further our investigation of biological questions