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Henry Yin

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology & Neuroscience
GSRB II, Box 91050, Durham, NC 27708-0086
GSRB II Rm 3012, Box 91050, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Dissecting basal ganglia circuit mechanisms underlying instrumental learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse · 2022 - 2027

The Role of Opponent Basal Ganglia Outputs in Behavior

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke · 2017 - 2026

Linking Neuron-Astrocyte Communication to Long-Term Changes in Neural Circuit Function and Behavior

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Salk Institute Biotechnology/Industrial Associatio · 2021 - 2026

The role of parafascicular thalamic circuits in action generation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Neuron-Microglia Crosstalk in Development: A new role for the neuron-derived cytokine IL34 in microglial function

FellowshipMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2025

Dissecting basal ganglia circuit mechanisms underlying instrumental learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse · 2022 - 2027

The Role of Opponent Basal Ganglia Outputs in Behavior

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke · 2017 - 2026

Linking Neuron-Astrocyte Communication to Long-Term Changes in Neural Circuit Function and Behavior

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Salk Institute Biotechnology/Industrial Associatio · 2021 - 2026

The role of parafascicular thalamic circuits in action generation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Neuron-Microglia Crosstalk in Development: A new role for the neuron-derived cytokine IL34 in microglial function

FellowshipMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2025

Neural Circuit Control of Postnatal Quiescent Neural Stem Cell Activation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2025

Neurobiology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Striatal Microcircuit Drivers of Adaptive Learning in Habit Formation

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Genes, Neural Circuits, and Behavior

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Tennessee Health Science Center · 2019 - 2023

Heat Shock Factors and Protein Misfolding Disease

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Influence of prenatal exposure to air pollution and maternal stress on microglial sculpting of neural circuits

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Dissecting Striatal Micro-circuits Underlying Goal Pursuit

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2022

The Regulation of Synaptic Connectivity and Homeostasis by Huntingtin

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2020

Taking DISCO Live: Dual pathway Imaging of Striatal Circuit Output in vivo

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2019

Genes, Neural Circuits, and Behavior

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2019

Analysis of Shank3 Complete and Temporal and Spatial Specific Knockout Mice

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2018

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience

Inst. Training Prgm or CMETraining Faculty · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1992 - 2018

Neural-Glial Interactions and Opioid Abuse: Modulation by Early-Life Experience

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2018

From Good Habit to Bad: Examining the relationship between habit learning and compulsivity

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience · 2014 - 2017

Neural Mechanisms of Habit Formation and Maintenance

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2011 - 2016

Training in Fundamental &Translational Neuroscience

Inst. Training Prgm or CMETraining Faculty · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2005 - 2016

Physiological Effects of Ethanol on Neural Circuits Mediating Habit Formation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2013

Ethanol Effects on Neostriatal Function

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2011

External Relationships


  • Harbour International Education Technology
  • Lux One Technology

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