The lab will have four major areas of investigation:
1) Elucidating the neural substrates of drug addiction and identifying sources of individual addiction variability
2) Identifying & modulating molecules/circuits that promote behaviors associated with mood disorders such as anxiety and anhedonia
3) Mapping circuit pathology in neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimers
4) Technology development to further our investigation of biological questions
Beier KT, Gao XJ, Xie S, DeLoach KE, Malenka RC, Luo L, 2019. Topological organization of ventral tegmental area connectivity revealed by viral-genetic dissection of input-output relations. Cell Reports 26(1): 159-167. PDF
Weber F, Do JPH, Chung S, Beier KT, Bikov M, Doost MS, Dan Y, 2018. Regulation of REM and non-REM sleep by periaqueductal GABAergic neurons. Nat Communications9(1): 354. PDF
Choi K, Holly E, Davatolhagh, Beier KT, Fuccillo MV, 2018. Integrated anatomical and physiological mapping of striatal afferent projections. European Journal of Neuroscience doi: 10.1111/ejn.13829. PDF
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The UCI Public Impact Fellowship Competition was developed to support and highlight academically excellent students whose research demonstrates the potential to significantly improve or enrich the lives of people in California and beyond. Congratulations to Desiree Macchia for being named a Public Impact…
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