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

Yilan Liang from Zhejiang University (Hailan Hu lab) joins the lab for a research internship! Welcome Yilan!

Congrats to Jeroen for being awarded a Rubicon postdoctoral fellowship!

Lilly Tang joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome Lilly!

Congrats to Hasan & Eric for being accepted into the Amgen 2019 program!

Upcoming Events

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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”.