Andrew Hardaway, PhD

CroppedlabphotosmallAndrew Hardaway, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Tom Kash and the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, where he studied genetic contributions to dopamine signaling using the nematode Caenhorhabditis elegans. He is interested in rodent models of eating disorders to understand the neural and molecular circuitry that mediate feeding. Currently, he is using circuit level approaches like optogenetics, DREADDS, and ex vivo slice electrophysiology to understand how genetically defined neural ensembles contribute to binge eating in mice.