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Sleep and Performance Research Center

Integrative Sleep Physiology

Levente Kapás, M.D., Ph.D.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Sleep, Metabolism, Endocrinology, Immune Function, Neuroanatomy

RESEARCH SCOPE

According to the generally accepted classic view, two major factors determine when and how much we sleep: circadian influences and the duration of prior wakefulness. Our research is aimed to broaden our understanding of sleep regulation by investigating the role of additional factors, such as metabolism and immune responses, in controlling the quality, timing and amount of sleep.

RESEARCH FOCUS

  1. Peripheral signaling mechanisms in sleep regulation.
  2. Central, metaboreceptive sleep circuits
  3. C. elegans, a model organism in sleep research

STAFF AND TRAINEES

Ms. Erin Lynne Boland, B.Sc., M.S. (Laboratory manager)
Ms. Priyanka Bushana, B.Sc. (Graduate Student, Neuroscience)

APPROACHES USED

Sleep neurophysiology
Whole animal metabolic function
Immunohistochemistry

PUBLICATIONS

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov