Regina M. Carelli, Ph.D.
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Psychology



Recent Publications

Behavioral Neuroscience Home

Department of Psychology
Davie Hall CB 3270
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Phone: 919-962-8775
Fax: 919-962-2537

Positions Available

New Postdoctoral Positions are available in the Carelli lab!


Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Regina M. Carelli.  NIH-supported research in the Carelli laboratory focuses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying learning, decision making and addiction. Current techniques employed by the lab include electrophysiological (ensemble) recordings in awake, behaving rodents, electrochemical measurements of rapid dopamine release during behavior and optogenetics (alone, and in combination with electrophysiology) in behaving rats.  The fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments, and pursue self-directed projects within the lab’s general area of investigation.  Fellows are strongly encouraged to develop their own research direction and to write a postdoctoral NRSA or K-award.  Applicants at no more than 1 year post PhD are welcome to apply.

In addition, send your curriculum vitae, names of three references and statement of research interests to:

Regina M. Carelli, PhD

Graduate Students: Dr. Carelli is currently recruiting graduate students to work in her laboratory. Information on applying to the Behavioral Neuroscience program can be found at   Interested students can contact Dr. Carelli at for more information.