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ALVERO, ALICIA

BEELER, JEFF

BODNAR, RICHARD

BOROD, JOAN

BROWN, BRUCE

BRUMBAUGH, CLAUDIA

BRUMBERG, JOSHUA

FAN, JIN

FIENUP, DANIEL

FOLDI, NANCY

GOODWIN, RENEE

HALPERIN, JEFFREY

HEMMES, NANCY

JOHNSON, RAY

JONES, EMILY

LANSON, ROBERT

LI, ANDREA

NIKULINA, VALENTINA

NOMURA, YOKO

PYTTE, CAROLYN

RAMSEY, PHILLIP

RANALDI, ROBERT

SNEED, JOEL

STEWART, JENNIFER

STORBECK, JUSTIN

STURMEY, PETER

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JEFF BEELER

Title Associate Professor
Area Behavioral Neuroscience
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2003
Office 364 Razran
E-mail jbeeler@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone 718-570-0517
   

Professional Activities:

    Editorial Activities:
        Academic Editor, PLoS One
        Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience
        (Special Topic: Dopamine and behavioral flexibility)

    Society Memberships:
        Society for Neuroscience
        American Psychological Association

Research Interests:

    The lab focuses on mechanisms of neuroplasticity and learning in the basal ganglia using mouse genetic models and techniques with an emphasis on reinforcement learning and models. Applied areas of interest include addiction, Parkinson's disease and obesity.

Selected Publications:

   Beeler, J.A., Jakowec, M., Petzinger, G. (in press). The enemy within: propagation of aberrant corticostriatal plasticity to cortical function in Parkinson's disease. Invited review, Frontiers in Neurology.

   Petzinger, G.M., Fisher, B.E., McEwen, S., Beeler, J.A., Walsh, J.P., and Jakowec, M.W. (2013). Exercise-enhanced neuroplasticity targeting motor and cognitive circuitry in Parkinson's disease. Lancet Neurol 12, 716–726.

   Beeler, J.A., McDaid, J, Frank, MJ, Alexander, E., Turkson, S., Bernandez, M.S., McGehee, D.S. and Zhuang, X. (2012). A role for dopamine-mediated learning in the pathophysiology and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Cell Reports, v2(6), p 1747. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2012.11.014.

   Beeler, J.A. (2012). Thorndike 2.0: Dopamine and the regulation of thrift. Invited Focused Review, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Front. Neurosci. DOI: doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00116.

   Beeler, J.A., Frazier, C.R.M., Zhuang, X. (2012). Putting desire on a budget: dopamine and energy expenditure, reconciling reward and resources. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, v. 6:49. DOI: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00049

   Beeler, J.A., McCutcheon, J.E., Cao, Z.F.H., Murakam, M., Roitman, M.F., Zhuang, X. (2012). Taste uncoupled from nutrition fails to sustain reinforcing properties of food, European Journal of Neuroscience, epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08167.x

   Beeler, J.A., Frazier, C.R.M., Zhuang, X. (2012). Dopaminergic enhancement of local food seeking is under global homeostatic control. European Journal of Neuroscience, v 35, pp.146-159.