Dissecting the neural circuits that mediate motivated behavior


The major goal of our research is to delineate the neural circuits involved in the manifestation of neuropsychiatric disorders including addiction, maladaptive eating behaviors, and anxiety.  To accomplish this, we take a holistic multidisciplinary approach, relying on innovative neurotechniques to selectively perturb and monitor neural activity in genetically specified populations of mammalian neurons  in behaving animals.


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