Our goal is to understand how the brain controls motivated behaviors, and how maladaptive
changes in brain circuits relate to neuropsychiatric diseases such as addiction and depression

ElectroPhysiology

Circuit Mapping

OptoGenetics & Imaging

Behavior

Research

Recent News

Kaho Adachi joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome Kaho!

Strahinja is a new visiting scholar and MD/PhD student from the Roeper lab! Welcome Strahinja!

The lab is awarded a research grant from The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation! Thanks for supporting our work!

Jeroen Verharen joins the lab as a postdoctoral scholar! Welcome Jeroen!

Upcoming Events

Stephan will be presenting at the ACNP meeting in Palm Springs (Dec. 3-7, 2017). Don’t miss his poster “Nucleus Accumbens Subnuclei Regulate Motivated Behavior via Direct Inhibition and Disinhibition of VTA Dopamine Subpopulations” on Dec. 5 5:30-7:30pm (Board# T267).

Hongbin and Han will be presenting at SfN in Washington on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 (PM session). Board# WW34 and WW40! Also, do not miss Christine’s 2017 Art of Neuroscience Exhibition!

Stephan will be presenting in the “Synaptic Integration Seminar Series” at NIH in Bethesda on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2017 (11AM-12PM). The title of his talk is “Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Motivated Behaviors”.