Sleep and Performance Research Center
Integrative Sleep Physiology
Levente Kapás, M.D., Ph.D.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Sleep, Metabolism, Endocrinology, Immune Function, Neuroanatomy
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.
- Peripheral signaling mechanisms in sleep regulation.
- Central, metaboreceptive sleep circuits
- C. elegans, a model organism in sleep research
STAFF AND TRAINEES
- Erin Lynne Boland, B.Sc., M.S. (Laboratory manager)
- Priyanka Bushana, B.Sc. (Graduate Student, Neuroscience)
- Sleep neurophysiology
- Whole animal metabolic function