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Dr. Marcos Frank

Marcos Frank, PhD
Professor
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
marcos.frank@wsu.edu

Background

Dr. Marcos Frank received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Cruz and earned his PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University. He completed his postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco. He became an Assistant Professor at The University of Pennsylvania and Associate Professor in 2010.  Marcos joined the Washington State University in 2014 and became Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2015.  He is also Interim Director Gleason Institute for Neuroscience.  Marcos interests include the regulation and function of sleep in developing and adult animals. He also studies the role of experience and offline processes in brain plasticity as well as the role of glia in sleep regulation and function.


Research Interests

The regulation and function of sleep in developing and adult animals. The role of experience and offline processes in brain plasticity. The role of glia in sleep regulation and function.