Jeff Beeler, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Queens College
  • Chair, Psychology, Queens College


Department of Psychology, Queens College (Profile)

Research Interests

The Beeler lab focuses on behavioral flexibility and motivation with a focus on dopamine mechanisms in the basal ganglia.  They use mouse genetic, viral and pharmacological tools to dissect the neural substrates mediating behavior, with an emphasis on using semi-naturalistic homecage paradigms to study adaptive behavior.  The lab is currently in the process of setting up physiological techniques to better assess underlying mechanisms in the behavior we are studying, including optogenetics and cyclic voltammetry and, through collaboration, slice electrophysiology.