U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eating and Addiction Section

Alexxai V. Kravitz, Ph.D., Chief


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Lute B, Jou W, Lateef DM, Goldgof M, Xiao C, Piñol RA, Kravitz AV, Miller NR, Huang YG, Girardet C, Butler AA, Gavrilova O, Reitman ML. Biphasic effect of melanocortin agonists on metabolic rate and body temperature. Cell Metab. 2014 Aug 5; 20 (20; 2014 Aug 5; 2):333-45. [Full Text/Abstract]
Friend DM, Kravitz AV. Working together: basal ganglia pathways in action selection. Trends Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 37 (6; 37; 2014 Jun):301-3. [Full Text/Abstract]
Kravitz AV, Owen SF, Kreitzer AC. Optogenetic identification of striatal projection neuron subtypes during in vivo recordings. Brain Res. 2013 May 20; 1511 (1511; 2013 May 20):21-32. [Full Text/Abstract]
Kravitz AV, Kreitzer AC. Striatal mechanisms underlying movement, reinforcement, and punishment. Physiology (Bethesda). 2012 Jun; 27 (2012 Jun; 27; 3):167-77. [Full Text/Abstract]
Kravitz AV, Tye LD, Kreitzer AC. Distinct roles for direct and indirect pathway striatal neurons in reinforcement. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Jun; 15 (2012 Jun; 6; 15):816-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Kravitz AV, Kreitzer AC. Optogenetic manipulation of neural circuitry in vivo. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Jun; 21 (2011 Jun; 21; 3):433-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Kravitz AV, Freeze BS, Parker PR, Kay K, Thwin MT, Deisseroth K, Kreitzer AC. Regulation of parkinsonian motor behaviours by optogenetic control of basal ganglia circuitry. Nature. 2010 Jul 29; 466 (2010 Jul 29; 7306; 466):622-6. [Full Text/Abstract]