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
Congratulations to lab superstar Pieter for winning a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award in the Life Sciences - Artificial Intelligence group! The prestigious award will provide three years of funding for Pieter's exciting work. 🙂 We're proud of you…
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Lizzy's poster presentation at the 8th annual Conte Center Symposium won a poster award! Drinks on Lizzy!!!
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Kevin won third place during the Kahoot game at the annual Physiology and Biophysics holiday party!
February 2020: Dr. Beier received a UCI Conte Center Seed grant to identify the neural circuits which mediate increased susceptibility to opiate addiction in individuals who experienced early-life adversity: https://contecenter.uci.edu/seed-grant-winners/
November 2019: Dr. Beier was awarded the NIH…