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 New Innovator Award for the project: Sculpting the Brain: High-Resolution Spatiotemporally-Controlled Modulation of Memories. https://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator/awardrecipients
September 2020: Dr. Beier was awarded the One Mind Rising Stars Award to investigate the neural circuits involved in the development of depression: https://onemind.org/rising-star-awards/ September 2020: Dr. Beier received a grant from American Parkinson’s Disease Association to study circuit-level pathology caused by dopamine depletion: https://www.apdaparkinson.org/research/investigators/kevin_beier/ July 2020: Dr. Beier received a Freedman Prize Honorable Mention […]
Congratulations to May on being awarded the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program predoctoral fellowship! This Fellowship will provide three years of support for May’s investigation of the factors driving nicotine addiction. Did you know? Nearly 70% of tobacco users want to quit, but 90% of those who try fail! May’s work will help us understand why […]
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Congratulations to Lizzy on her receipt of the CNLM Jared M. Roberts Memorial Graduate Student Award! This award will fund Lizzy’s travel to the annual Winter Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Meeting at Park City, UT, where she will present her research investigating how neural plasticity induced by opioid withdrawal contributes to relapse.
Congratulations to Ladan, who was invited to present her Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program project investigating long-term memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease at the 2020 Undergraduate Research Spotlight! We are so proud of your hard work this year and excited to see you pursue your future goals!
September 2019: The Beier lab was recently awarded the prestigious NIH DP2 award! https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/uoc–urr100419.php https://som.uci.edu/news_releases/Beier-receives-directors-new-innovator-award.asp
January 2nd, 2019 Our paper systematically mapping inputs to different VTA cell types came out today in Cell Reports! We found that cell types defined by neurochemical phenotype (e.g., Cre line) had no impact on the global inputs those cells received, but the output site of the VTA cells did influence input patterns though spatial […]