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About Arshad M. Khan, Ph.D.

I study the neural systems that regulate energy balance, neuroendocrine function and behavioral state in the mammalian brain. I am particularly interested in how neural circuits in the hypothalamus are organized, how they help control motivated behaviors and autonomic function, and how they respond to changes in nutrient status (e.g., hypoglycemia).

I also collaborate on neuroinformatics and computer science projects related to the modeling and management of neuroscientific data about these circuits. As part of my interests in mechanisms underlying nutrient homeostasis, I also maintain an active research interest in the history of neurochemistry and thermodynamics. Finally, I also have a strong research interest in comparative neurobiology and genomics.

As part of my scientific duties, I am committed to classroom and laboratory instruction in the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, neuroscience) at the college and university levels. 

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
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Present Director, UTEP Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Texas at El Paso
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2018 - Present INTERROGATING BRAIN CIRCUITS THAT CONTROL FEEDING CAUSED BY FASTING OR BY CRAVING
NIGMS
Role: PI
2017 - Present DEVELOPMENT AND SEX DIFFERENTIATION OF CONTEXT FEAR NEURAL CIRCUITS
NIMH
Role: Co-I
Colleague(s): PI: Andrew M. Poulos (U Albany)
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Professional Service and Affiliations

1995 - Present Member, Society for Neuroscience
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Contact Information

Office: (915) 747-8436

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Gene and Protein Expression Patterns in the Brain (6)

Neural Circuits Underlying Learning, Emotional Processing, and Addiction (3)

Neuroendocrine Circuits Responsive to Changes in Blood Sugar (8)

Neural Controls of Food Intake and Body Weight Regulation (7)

Neuroscience Education (2)