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Arshad Khan

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor (Tenured)
  • University of Texas El Paso
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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 conputer 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.


Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Guest Associate Editor

2013 - 2017(4 years)

Recent publications

  • Mapping molecular datasets back to the brain regions they are extracted from: remembering the native countries of hypothalamic expatriates and refugees

    • Khan A
    • Grant A
    • Martinez A
    • et al.
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  • Tools and approaches for the construction of knowledge models from the neuroscientific literature

    • Burns G
    • Khan A
    • Ghandeharizadeh S
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor (Tenured)

University of Texas El Paso

August 2017 - Present

Assistant Professor

University of Texas at El Paso

January 2011 - July 2017(7 years)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

University of Southern California

January 2011 - January 2014(3 years)

Assistant Professor (Research)

University of Southern California

June 2007 - December 2010(4 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Southern California

June 2004 - May 2007(3 years)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Southern California

April 2002 - May 2004(2 years)


Ph.D. - Neuroscience

University of California, Riverside

September 1996 - March 2002(6 years)

M.S. - Biochemistry

University of California, Riverside

August 1994 - June 1996(2 years)

B.S. - Biology and Biochemistry (double major)

University of California, Riverside

September 1989 - July 1994(5 years)

Co-authors (95)