Bethany Neal-Beliveau, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology, Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology
B.S. 1980, Purdue University
M.S. 1985, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. 1987, University of Minnesota (Pharmacology)
Developmental Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology. Animal models of addiction.
"My research interests include the developmental plasticity of the brain following exposure to drugs or toxins either in utero or during the first weeks of life. Current research examines the effects of early insults (e.g., drugs of abuse, lesions, and stress) on the development of the brain dopamine system, using both behavioral and neurochemical methodology. Our laboratory is also involved in the development of invertebrate models of drug addiction in Caenorhabditis elegans."
Dr. Neal-Beliveau is accepting new graduate students for Fall 2019 enrollment.
Neuroscience, Substance Abuse & Addictions
Publications & Professional Activities
Musselman, H.N., Neal-Beliveau, B.S., Nass, R. and Engleman, E.A.: Context conditioning with stimulants in a Caenorhabditis elegans animal model of addiction. Behav. Neurosci. 126:445-56, 2012.