Scott E Kanoski, PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA USA


Dr. Scott Kanoski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California who studies the neurobiology of obesity onset, treatment, and pathophysiology. His research is focused on discovering the underlying neural systems that regulate higher-order aspects of feeding behavior (e.g., learned, cognitive, reward), and to understand how these neural systems are negatively impacted by dietary and metabolic factors. His recent advances in these areas have been published in leading journals, including Cell Metabolism, Nature Communications, Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and eLife. Kanoski’s ongoing research is advancing knowledge of the neurobiological antecedents and consequences related to excessive food intake and body weight gain.