A competitive model for 

striatal action selection

Bariselli S, Fobbs WC, Creed MC, Kravitz AV.

Brain Res. 2018


 Why Do Mice Overeat High-Fat Diets? How High-Fat Diet Alters the Regulation of Daily Caloric Intake in Mice.

Licholai JA, Nguyen KP, Fobbs WC, Schuster CJ, Ali MA, Kravitz AV.

Obesity  2018


 Striatopallidal neurons control avoidance behavior in exploratory tasks.

LeBlanc KH, London TD, Szczot I, Bocarsly ME, Friend DM, Nguyen KP, Mengesha MM, Rubinstein M, Alvarez VA, Kravitz AV.

Mol Psychiatry. 2018


 Coordinated Ramping of Dorsal Striatal Pathways preceding Food Approach and Consumption.

London TD, Licholai JA, Szczot I, Ali MA, LeBlanc KH, Fobbs WC, Kravitz AV.

J Neurosci. 2018


 Increases in Physical Activity Result in Diminishing Increments in Daily Energy Expenditure in Mice.

O'Neal TJ, Friend DM, Guo J, Hall KD, Kravitz AV.

Curr Biol. 2017 


Basal Ganglia Dysfunction Contributes to Physical Inactivity in Obesity.

Friend DM, Devarakonda K, O'Neal TJ, Skirzewski M, Papazoglou I, Kaplan AR, Liow JS, Guo J, Rane SG, Rubinstein M, Alvarez VA, Hall KD, Kravitz AV.

Cell Metab. 2017

Open Source Neuroscience


Feeding Experimentation Device (FED): A flexible open-source device for measuring feeding behavior.

Nguyen KP, O'Neal TJ, Bolonduro OA, 

White E, Kravitz AV.

J Neurosci Methods. 2016


ROBucket: A low cost operant chamber based on the Arduino microcontroller. 

Devarakonda K, Nguyen KP, Kravitz AV.

Behavioral Research Methods. 2016