Clocks and Sleep Club is a journal club at Washington University that discusses recent advances in the study of biological timing and sleep. Monthly meetings are coordinated by the labs of Erik Herzog and Paul Taghert. We coordinate with the Hope Center and the Center on Biological Rhythms and Sleep at Washington University. To receive our announcements, send your name and Email to Erik Herzog. Students can sign up for and participate in Clocks & Sleep Club for 1 credit at WU.

The Schedule

Labs working on biological rhythms and sleep include:

  • Erik Herzog. Molecules, cells and circuits of mammalian circadian timing.
  • Paul Taghert. Circadian neurophysiology and neuropeptide modulation.
  • Yao Chen. Neuromodulation during sleep.
  • Daniel Kerschensteiner. To understand, preserve and restore vision.
  • Farsh Guilak. Circadian drug delivery with engineered cells for osteoarthritis.
  • Geoff Goodhill. Neural coding during sleep and development.
  • Sarah England. Channel function in uterus; sleep and circadian impacts on pregnancy.
  • Jeff Haspel. Circadian modulation of and by endotoxemia.
  • Keith Hengen. Sleep contributions to computational capacity.
  • David Holtzman. Daily rhythms in amyloid beta and Alzheimer’s Disease therapies.
  • Shin-Ichiro Imai.  Epigenetics of circadian timing and aging.
  • Yo-El Ju. Sleep and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Jony Kipnis. CNS fluid flow and waste clearance from the brain.
  • István Kiss. Coupled oscillator behavior in biological and electrochemical systems.
  • Eric Landsness. Sleep and stroke recovery.
  • Brendan Lucey. Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Erik Musiek. Circadian regulation of oxidative stress in the brain.
  • Jeanne Nerbonne.  Circadian regulation of excitability and channel biology.
  • Aaron Norris. Neural circuits regulating sleep, arousal, respiration and body temperature.
  • Dmitri Nusinow. Circadian regulation of physiology and development in plants.
  • Ben Mansfeld. Plant defense optimization including circadian mediated defenses.
  • Ben Palanca. Neural circuits underlying cognitive function in anesthesia and sleep.
  • Josh Rubin. Circadian regulation and therapy in glioblastoma.
  • Paul Shaw.  Genetics and benefits of sleep.

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