Mitchell F. Roitman

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
1007 W Harrison St. Chicago
1042C BSB, MC 285
(312) 996-3113

Research Interests

  • Motivated behavior
  • reward
  • aversion
  • feeding
  • ·obesity
  • drug addiction
  • dopamine
  • limbic circuitry
  • basal ganglia



  • Ph.D, Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington
  • B.A, Psychology, Cornell University



  • McCutcheon JE, Ebner SR, Loriaux AL & Roitman MF (2012). Encoding of aversion by dopamine and the nucleus accumbens. Frontiers in Neuroscience. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sinkala E, McCutcheon JE, Schuck MJ, Schmidt E, Roitman MF & Eddington DT (2012). Electrode Calibration with a microfluidic flow cell for fast-scan cyclic voltammetry. Lab on a Chip. 12:2403-2408.
  • McCutcheon JE, Beeler JA & Roitman MF (2012). Sucrose-predictive cues evoke greater phasic dopamine release than saccharine predictive cues. Synapse. 66:346-351.
  • Owesson-White CA, Roitman MF, Sombers LA, Belle AM, Keithley RB, Peele JL, Carelli RM & Wightman RM (2012). Sources contributing to the average extracellular concentration of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens. Journal of Neurochemistry. 121:252-262.