U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alexxai Kravitz

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-6896
Email: lex.kravitz@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • PostdocGladstone Institutes of Neurological Disease2009-2013
  • Ph.D.University of Pennsylvania2009
  • B.A.Wesleyan University2001

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Alexxai V. Kravitz, Ph.D.

Acting Section Chief, Eating and Addiction SectionDiabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
  • Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/Neurodevelopment

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Electrode array with integrated optical fiberThis recording device contains 32 tungsten microwire electrodes and one optical fiber. The device can be used to record from multiple sites in the brain, as well as optically stimulate the neurons around these sites.Electrode array with integrated optical fiberEnlarge
Indirect pathway medium spiny neurons inhibit movement
Reinforcing effects of direct pathway stimulation