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Kevin T Beier

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Phone(949) 824-1083
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WIBS08/2007Biochemistry, Biology (Neurobiology focus), Zoology, Molecular Biology, French, Minor in Leadership
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MAPhD05/2012Genetics
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA08/2018Neuroscience

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    Sculpting the brain: High-resolution spatiotemporally-controlled modulation of memories
    NIH/NIA DP2AG067666Sep 15, 2019 - Mar 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    INVESTIGATING FUNCTION OF NOVEL DRUG-INDUCED SYNAPTIC CHANGES IN THE VTA
    NIH/NIDA R00DA041445Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Investigating function of novel drug-induced synaptic changes in the VTA
    NIH/NIDA K99DA041445Mar 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Elucidating input-output relations of rewarding and aversive VTA dopamine neurons
    NIH/NIDA F32DA038913Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 1, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Viral tracing of genetically defined neural circuitry
    NIH/NINDS F31NS068012Feb 1, 2010 - Jan 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wall NR, Neumann PA, Beier KT, Mokhtari AK, Luo L, Malenka RC. Complementary Genetic Targeting and Monosynaptic Input Mapping Reveal Recruitment and Refinement of Distributed Corticostriatal Ensembles by Cocaine. Neuron. 2019 Dec 04; 104(5):916-930.e5. PMID: 31759807.
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    2. Holt MK, Pomeranz LE, Beier KT, Reimann F, Gribble FM, Rinaman L. Synaptic inputs to the mouse dorsal vagal complex and its resident preproglucagon neurons. J Neurosci. 2019 Oct 30. PMID: 31666353.
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    3. Cardozo Pinto DF, Yang H, Pollak Dorocic I, de Jong JW, Han VJ, Peck JR, Zhu Y, Liu C, Beier KT, Smidt MP, Lammel S. Characterization of transgenic mouse models targeting neuromodulatory systems reveals organizational principles of the dorsal raphe. Nat Commun. 2019 Oct 11; 10(1):4633. PMID: 31604921.
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    4. Beier KT. Hitchhiking on the neuronal highway: Mechanisms of transsynaptic specificity. J Chem Neuroanat. 2019 Sep; 99:9-17. PMID: 31075318.
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    5. Beier KT, Gao XJ, Xie S, DeLoach KE, Malenka RC, Luo L. Topological Organization of Ventral Tegmental Area Connectivity Revealed by Viral-Genetic Dissection of Input-Output Relations. Cell Rep. 2019 01 02; 26(1):159-167.e6. PMID: 30605672.
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    6. Choi K, Holly EN, Davatolhagh MF, Beier KT, Fuccillo MV. Integrated anatomical and physiological mapping of striatal afferent projections. Eur J Neurosci. 2019 Mar; 49(5):623-636. PMID: 29359830.
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    7. Weber F, Hoang Do JP, Chung S, Beier KT, Bikov M, Saffari Doost M, Dan Y. Regulation of REM and Non-REM Sleep by Periaqueductal GABAergic Neurons. Nat Commun. 2018 01 24; 9(1):354. PMID: 29367602.
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    8. Botham CM, Arribere JA, Brubaker SW, Beier KT. Ten simple rules for writing a career development award proposal. PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 12; 13(12):e1005863. PMID: 29240828.
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    9. Hung LW, Neuner S, Polepalli JS, Beier KT, Wright M, Walsh JJ, Lewis EM, Luo L, Deisseroth K, Dölen G, Malenka RC. Gating of social reward by oxytocin in the ventral tegmental area. Science. 2017 09 29; 357(6358):1406-1411. PMID: 28963257.
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    10. Beier KT, Kim CK, Hoerbelt P, Hung LW, Heifets BD, DeLoach KE, Mosca TJ, Neuner S, Deisseroth K, Luo L, Malenka RC. Rabies screen reveals GPe control of cocaine-triggered plasticity. Nature. 2017 09 21; 549(7672):345-350. PMID: 28902833.
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    11. Chung S, Weber F, Zhong P, Tan CL, Nguyen TN, Beier KT, Hörmann N, Chang WC, Zhang Z, Do JP, Yao S, Krashes MJ, Tasic B, Cetin A, Zeng H, Knight ZA, Luo L, Dan Y. Identification of preoptic sleep neurons using retrograde labelling and gene profiling. Nature. 2017 05 25; 545(7655):477-481. PMID: 28514446.
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    12. François A, Low SA, Sypek EI, Christensen AJ, Sotoudeh C, Beier KT, Ramakrishnan C, Ritola KD, Sharif-Naeini R, Deisseroth K, Delp SL, Malenka RC, Luo L, Hantman AW, Scherrer G. A Brainstem-Spinal Cord Inhibitory Circuit for Mechanical Pain Modulation by GABA and Enkephalins. Neuron. 2017 Feb 22; 93(4):822-839.e6. PMID: 28162807.
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    13. Beier KT, Mundell NA, Pan YA, Cepko CL. Anterograde or Retrograde Transsynaptic Circuit Tracing in Vertebrates with Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Vectors. Curr Protoc Neurosci. 2016 Jan 04; 74:1.26.1-27. PMID: 26729030.
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    14. Weber F, Chung S, Beier KT, Xu M, Luo L, Dan Y. Control of REM sleep by ventral medulla GABAergic neurons. Nature. 2015 Oct 15; 526(7573):435-8. PMID: 26444238.
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    15. Beier KT, Steinberg EE, DeLoach KE, Xie S, Miyamichi K, Schwarz L, Gao XJ, Kremer EJ, Malenka RC, Luo L. Circuit Architecture of VTA Dopamine Neurons Revealed by Systematic Input-Output Mapping. Cell. 2015 Jul 30; 162(3):622-34. PMID: 26232228.
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    16. Lerner TN, Shilyansky C, Davidson TJ, Evans KE, Beier KT, Zalocusky KA, Crow AK, Malenka RC, Luo L, Tomer R, Deisseroth K. Intact-Brain Analyses Reveal Distinct Information Carried by SNc Dopamine Subcircuits. Cell. 2015 Jul 30; 162(3):635-47. PMID: 26232229.
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    17. Nassi JJ, Cepko CL, Born RT, Beier KT. Neuroanatomy goes viral! Front Neuroanat. 2015; 9:80. PMID: 26190977.
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    18. Schwarz LA, Miyamichi K, Gao XJ, Beier KT, Weissbourd B, DeLoach KE, Ren J, Ibanes S, Malenka RC, Kremer EJ, Luo L. Viral-genetic tracing of the input-output organization of a central noradrenaline circuit. Nature. 2015 Aug 06; 524(7563):88-92. PMID: 26131933.
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    19. Mundell NA, Beier KT, Pan YA, Lapan SW, Göz Aytürk D, Berezovskii VK, Wark AR, Drokhlyansky E, Bielecki J, Born RT, Schier AF, Cepko CL. Vesicular stomatitis virus enables gene transfer and transsynaptic tracing in a wide range of organisms. J Comp Neurol. 2015 Aug 01; 523(11):1639-63. PMID: 25688551.
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    20. Lammel S, Steinberg EE, Földy C, Wall NR, Beier K, Luo L, Malenka RC. Diversity of transgenic mouse models for selective targeting of midbrain dopamine neurons. Neuron. 2015 Jan 21; 85(2):429-38. PMID: 25611513.
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    21. Jiang H, Wang L, Beier KT, Cepko CL, Fekete DM, Brigande JV. Lineage analysis of the late otocyst stage mouse inner ear by transuterine microinjection of a retroviral vector encoding alkaline phosphatase and an oligonucleotide library. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e69314. PMID: 23935981.
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    22. McNamara RM, Beier K, Blumstein H, Weiss LD, Wood J. A survey of emergency physicians regarding due process, financial pressures, and the ability to advocate for patients. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jul; 45(1):111-6.e3. PMID: 23602793.
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    23. Beier KT, Saunders AB, Oldenburg IA, Sabatini BL, Cepko CL. Vesicular stomatitis virus with the rabies virus glycoprotein directs retrograde transsynaptic transport among neurons in vivo. Front Neural Circuits. 2013; 7:11. PMID: 23403489.
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    24. Whited JL, Tsai SL, Beier KT, White JN, Piekarski N, Hanken J, Cepko CL, Tabin CJ. Pseudotyped retroviruses for infecting axolotl in vivo and in vitro. Development. 2013 Mar; 140(5):1137-46. PMID: 23344705.
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    25. Beier KT, Borghuis BG, El-Danaf RN, Huberman AD, Demb JB, Cepko CL. Transsynaptic tracing with vesicular stomatitis virus reveals novel retinal circuitry. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 02; 33(1):35-51. PMID: 23283320.
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    26. Beier K, Cepko C. Viral tracing of genetically defined neural circuitry. J Vis Exp. 2012 Oct 17; (68). PMID: 23117695.
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    27. Hafler BP, Surzenko N, Beier KT, Punzo C, Trimarchi JM, Kong JH, Cepko CL. Transcription factor Olig2 defines subpopulations of retinal progenitor cells biased toward specific cell fates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 15; 109(20):7882-7. PMID: 22543161.
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    28. Beier KT, Saunders A, Oldenburg IA, Miyamichi K, Akhtar N, Luo L, Whelan SP, Sabatini B, Cepko CL. Anterograde or retrograde transsynaptic labeling of CNS neurons with vesicular stomatitis virus vectors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 13; 108(37):15414-9. PMID: 21825165.
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    29. Cronican JJ, Beier KT, Davis TN, Tseng JC, Li W, Thompson DB, Shih AF, May EM, Cepko CL, Kung AL, Zhou Q, Liu DR. A class of human proteins that deliver functional proteins into mammalian cells in vitro and in vivo. Chem Biol. 2011 Jul 29; 18(7):833-8. PMID: 21802004.
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    30. Beier KT, Samson ME, Matsuda T, Cepko CL. Conditional expression of the TVA receptor allows clonal analysis of descendents from Cre-expressing progenitor cells. Dev Biol. 2011 May 15; 353(2):309-20. PMID: 21397594.
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    31. Beier K, Eppanapally S, Bazick HS, Chang D, Mahadevappa K, Gibbons FK, Christopher KB. Elevation of blood urea nitrogen is predictive of long-term mortality in critically ill patients independent of "normal" creatinine. Crit Care Med. 2011 Feb; 39(2):305-13. PMID: 21099426.
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    32. Cronican JJ, Thompson DB, Beier KT, McNaughton BR, Cepko CL, Liu DR. Potent delivery of functional proteins into Mammalian cells in vitro and in vivo using a supercharged protein. ACS Chem Biol. 2010 Aug 20; 5(8):747-52. PMID: 20545362.
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    33. Finotto S, Krieglstein K, Schober A, Deimling F, Lindner K, Brühl B, Beier K, Metz J, Garcia-Arraras JE, Roig-Lopez JL, Monaghan P, Schmid W, Cole TJ, Kellendonk C, Tronche F, Schütz G, Unsicker K. Analysis of mice carrying targeted mutations of the glucocorticoid receptor gene argues against an essential role of glucocorticoid signalling for generating adrenal chromaffin cells. Development. 1999 Jul; 126(13):2935-44. PMID: 10357937.
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