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Joel Hahn

Assistant Professor (Research) of Biological Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-1837
Office: HNB 416B

Publication List (Google Scholar)

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Principally cellular, systems and behavioral neuroscience. The long-term goal of my research is to elucidate the neural networks that underlie the control of fundamental motivated behaviors. In particular, my research is focused on hypothalamic neural networks that integrate cognitive, behavioral state, sensory and motor subsystems. Current research approaches include brain-wide neural network analyses, and behavioral and neuroethological models.

Research Keywords

Systems Neuroscience; Neural Networks; Cognitive and Motor Systems; Neuroendocrine System; Motivation and Emotion; Hypothalamus.

Research Specialties

Systems and Cellular Neuroscience; Neuroanatomy; Neural Connectomics; Neuroethology.

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo (group of Dr. Newton Canteras).
UNAM Institute of Neurobiology (Queretaro, Mexico) (group of Dr. Jorge Larriva-Sahd).
USC, Human & Evolutionary Biology (group of Dr. Scott Kanoski).


Journal Article

Hahn, J. D., Swanson, L. W. (2015). Connections of the juxtaventromedial region of the lateral hypothalamic area in the male rat. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. Vol. 9 (66), pp. 53. Open Access (Frontiers)
Hsu, T. M., Hahn, J. D., Konanur, V. R., Lam, A., Kanoski, S. E. (2014). Hippocampal GLP-1 receptors influence food intake, meal size, and effort-based responding for food through volume transmission. Neuropsychopharmacology. PubMed Web Address
Hahn, J. D., Swanson, L. W. (2012). Connections of the Lateral Hypothalamic Area Juxtadorsomedial Region in the Male Rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 520 (9), pp. 1831-1890. PubMed Web Address
Biag, J., Huang, Y., Gou, L., Hintiryan, H., Askarinam, A., Hahn, J. D., Toga, A. W., Dong, H. (2011). Cyto- and chemoarchitecture of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus in the C57BL/6J male mouse: a study of immunostaining and multiple fluorescent tract tracing. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 520 (1), pp. 6-33. Faculty of 1000
Hahn, J. D., Swanson, L. W. (2010). Distinct patterns of neuronal inputs and outputs of the juxtaparaventricular and suprafornical regions of the lateral hypothalamic area in the male rat. Brain Research Reviews. Vol. 64 (1), pp. 14-103. PubMed Web Address
Hahn, J. D. (2010). Comparison of melanin-concentrating hormone and hypocretin/orexin peptide expression patterns in a current parceling scheme of the lateral hypothalamic zone. Neuroscience Letters. Vol. 468 (1), pp. 12-17. PubMed Web Address
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