Ali Mohebi, M.S., Ph.D.

I am a behavioral neuroscientist with post-graduate training in electrical engineering who is broadly interested in the circuit mechanisms of learning and decision-making, photography, and baking. Currently, I live in San Francisco, CA. 

Central Science Question: How do neuromodulators influence cognitive functions and psychological states?

In the summer of 2024, I will be starting a new chapter in my scientific endeavors as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


K01 award – PI: Ali Mohebi
NARSAD Award – PI: Ali Mohebi
R01 award – PI: Josh Berke


Nicotinic Modulation of Dopamine Release in Nucleus Accumbens

Dissociable Dopamine Dynamics for Learning and Motivation

“How many of you have had a teacher at any level of your education who made you more excited to be alive, prouder to be alive, than you had previously believed possible? Hold up your hands, please. Now take down your hands and say the name of that teacher to someone else and tell them what that teacher did for you. All done? If this isn’t nice, what is?”

-Kurt Vonnegut