Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Biopsychology GraduateStudent

email: kyless@umich.edu

General Research Description
My research focuses on brain mechanisms of motivation and sensory pleasure. 

Current Projects
1) The involvement of ventral pallidal GABA and opioid neurotransmission in processing motivational signals for feeding and 'liking'.
2) The flow of 'liking' signals within limbic circuits.
3) The neural coding of taste hedonics.

Techniques
I use intracranial microinjection of pharmacological receptor agents to examine neurochemical systems, electrophysiological cell recording to study the neural coding of sensory hedonics in behaving animals (with Aldridge Lab), behavioral and taste reactivity microanalysis, and FOS immunocytochemistry to study neural activation following intracranial drug administration.

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