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†Post, R.J., †Bulkin, D.A., Ebitz, R.B., ‡Lee, V., Han, K., and Warden, M.R. (2022). Tonic activity in lateral habenula neurons acts as a neutral valence brake on reward-seeking behavior. Current Biology. 32(20): 4325-4336.e5. PubMed.

Post, R.J. and Warden, M.R. (2018). Melancholy, anhedonia, apathy: the search for separable behaviors and neural circuits in depression. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 49: 192-200. Full text.

Guru, A., Post, R.J., Ho, Y.Y., and Warden, M.R. (2015). Making sense of optogenetics. International Journal of Psychopharmacology. 18(11): pyv079. Full text.

Post, R.J., Dahlborg, K.M., O’Loughlin, L.E., and Bloom, C.M. (2014). Effects of juvenile exposure to predator odor on adolescent and adult anxiety and pain nociception. Physiology & Behavior. 131: 57-61. Full text.


Bloom, C.M., Post, R.J., Mazick, J., Blumenthal, B., Doyle, C., Peters, B., Dyche, J., and Davenport, D.G. (2013). A discriminated conditioned punishment model of phobia. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 9: 1239-1248. Full text.


Bloom, C.M., Post, R.J., Anch, A.M., and Davenport, D.G. (2013). Behavioral assessment of visual deficits in the taiep mutant. Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease. 3: 15-21. Full text.


Preprint publicly available

Guru, A., Seo, C., Post, R.J., Kullakanda, D.S., Schaffer, J.A., and Warden, M.R. Ramping activity in midbrain dopamine neurons signifies the use of a cognitive map. bioRxiv. 2020.5.21, 108886. Preprint.


In preparation

Post, R.J., Goldstein, N., Kruger, K.A., Villari, R., Jaycox, C., ‡Kern, H.C., ‡Skelly, B., ‡Timoney, M., and Betley, J.N. Activity in discrete AgRP projections is additive when costs are imposed on food availability.


Post, R.J., Carty, J.R.E., Goldstein, N., Villari, R., ‡Kellarakos, T., ‡Kern, H.C., ‡Skelly, B., Kindel, M., and Betley, J.N. Ventromedial hypothalamic steroidogenic factor-1 neurons are potentiated by exercise training and underlie improvements in exercise performance.

†Equal contributions; ‡Undergraduate mentee

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