Talia Newcombe Lerner

  • 815 Citations
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Research Interests

What do you want? Why do different individuals want different things? The Lerner Lab studies the neural circuit basis of motivation, reward learning and decision-making. We are interested in how individual differences in our neural circuits compel different types of interaction with the world. We are particularly interested in the neural circuits driving the release of “neuromodulators” such as dopamine and serotonin, as these chemical systems are the targets of many drugs of abuse as well as of many psychiatric medications. For more information, please see our website at lernerlab.org

Training Experience

2017Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University Of California-San Francisco

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Neuroscience

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Grants 2017 2020

Life Change Events
Mental Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Dopaminergic Neurons

Research Output 2009 2019

  • 815 Citations
  • 10 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Short survey
3 Citations (Scopus)

Neuronal Dynamics Regulating Brain and Behavioral State Transitions

Andalman, A. S., Burns, V. M., Lovett-Barron, M., Broxton, M., Poole, B., Yang, S. J., Grosenick, L., Lerner, T. N., Chen, R., Benster, T., Mourrain, P., Levoy, M., Rajan, K. & Deisseroth, K., May 2 2019, In : Cell. 177, 4, p. 970-985.e20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical activation

A dLight-ful New View of Neuromodulation

Cosme, C. V., Palissery, G. K. & Lerner, T. N., Sep 1 2018, In : Trends in Neurosciences. 41, 9, p. 566-568 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Neurotransmitter Agents
Corpus Striatum
Dopaminergic Neurons
Signal Transduction
60 Citations (Scopus)

Communication in Neural Circuits: Tools, Opportunities, and Challenges

Lerner, T. N., Ye, L. & Deisseroth, K., Mar 10 2016, In : Cell. 164, 6, p. 1136-1150 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Networks (circuits)
Genetic Promoter Regions
74 Citations (Scopus)

Nucleus accumbens D2R cells signal prior outcomes and control risky decision-making

Zalocusky, K. A., Ramakrishnan, C., Lerner, T. N., Davidson, T. J., Knutson, B. & Deisseroth, K., Mar 31 2016, In : Nature. 531, 7596, p. 642-646 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nucleus Accumbens
Decision Making