Study Will Look at Brain Circuits that Regulate Body Weight

Last Updated on March 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

Arshad M. Khan, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences, has been awarded a $440,760 grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund his four-year study, “Identifying and Mapping Functional Connections of Feeding Control Neurons in the Brain.” This study will identify and map previously unknown and uncharted brain circuits that help control food intake and regulate body weight.

Khan joined UTEP in 2010. His research interests are in systems neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy, signal transduction, feeding control systems, glucosensing networks, diabetes, obesity and neuroinformatics.

This grant is a Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance Award (SC3).


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