• We use laboratory mice to investigate the neuronal and molecular substrates that govern motivation, palatability, taste, and ingestion to develop novel and more effective treatments for obesity and eating disorders. Combined with neural circuit tools like optogenetics, chemogenetics, and biosensors, our work maps neural circuit function onto discrete aspects of conserved feeding behavior. hardawaylab.org
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Central Amygdala Discovery Efforts in Primates Reveals New Clues on Anxious TemperamentBiological Psychiatry.  88:e35-e36. 2020
    2017 Metallo-β-lactamase Domain-Containing Protein 1 (MBLAC1) Is a Specific, High-Affinity Target for the Glutamate Transporter Inducer CeftriaxoneACS Chemical Neuroscience.  8:2132-2138. 2017
    2016 Nociceptin receptor antagonist SB 612111 decreases high fat diet binge eatingBehavioural Brain Research.  307:25-34. 2016
    2016 Dynorphin Controls the Gain of an Amygdalar Anxiety CircuitCell Reports.  14:2774-2783. 2016

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Hendrix College 2006
  • Full Name

  • J. Andrew Hardaway