Upcoming Presentations

“Sleep and Alzheimer Disease Pathogenesis.” Gordon Research Conference Systems Neuroscience and Genetic Approaches to Study Sleep Regulation and Function. 17 March 2022. Lucca, Italy.

TBD. Washington University Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. 20 April 2022. St Louis, MO.

TBD. Columbia VP&S Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. 29 April 2022. New York, NY.

“Sleep and Neurodegeneration” SLEEP. 8 June 2022. Charlotte NC.

“Disturbed Daily Activity Patterns and Alzheimer’s Disease: Latest Updates and Future Questions” SLEEP. 8 June 2022. Charlotte NC.

Selected past presentations

May 14, 2021. Association of University Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, President’s Panel. “The intersection of sleep and neurological diseases” San Francisco, CA.

“Chicken or Egg?: Sleep, clocks, and neurodegeneration.” Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Sleep Symposium. San Francisco, CA. January 15, 2020. Video link.

“Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Alzheimer’s Disease.” American Neurological Association Annual meeting. Saint Louis, MO. October 13, 2019.

NAPS Consortium: Overview and progress.International RBD Study Group Annual meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark. October 4, 2019.

“Obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer Disease: Is amyloid the link between breathing and dementia?” World Association of Sleep Medicine, World Sleep Congress. Vancouver, Canada. September 24, 2019.

“Sleep regulation of amyloid-β”. Hope Center for Neurological Disorders Mini-series “Sleep and Disease”. December 3, 2018.

“Slow wave sleep regulation of amyloid-β”. American Neurological Association Annual meeting. Atlanta, GA. October 22, 2018.

“Sleep and Neurodegeneration: A State of the Art Review” in “Hot Topics in Sleep Neurology.” American Academy of Neurology Annual meeting, Los Angeles. April 26, 2018.

“REM Sleep Behavior Disorder” in “Sleep for the Practicing Neurologist II: Night Fighting: Sleep Related Hypermotor Epilepsy, Sleepwalking, and Dream Enactment.” American Academy of Neurology Annual meeting, Los Angeles. April 24, 2018.

“Sleep, β-amyloid, and aging.” Sleep Research Society Annual Trainee Research Symposia Series. June 12, 2016.

“Neurological Disease and Sleep” in “Year in Review.” SLEEP Denver. June 11, 2016.

Integrated Neuroscience Session: “Sleep, Clocks, and Alzheimer’s Disease.” American Academy of Neurology Annual meeting, Vancouver. April 19, 2016.

Ju YS. “Sleep and Dementia.” Missouri Sleep Society Annual Meeting. April 9, 2016.

Ju YS. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: the most neurological non-neurological disease?” Washington University Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. November 20, 2015.

“Parasomnias in Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” in “S31: Sleep disturbances in TBI and PTSD”. World Association of Sleep Medicine World Sleep Congress, Seoul, Korea. March 24, 2015.

“Circadian Misalignment and Sleep Disruption in Dementia” in “Clocks, Sleep, and Brain Disorders.” American Academy of Neurology, Breakthroughs in Neurology. January 24, 2015.

“Functional Brain Networks in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.” World Association of Sleep Medicine World Sleep Congress, Spain. October 2, 2013.


For media inquiries, please contact the Washington University Office of Medical Public Affairs


“Study: Poor sleep could increase link to Alzheimer’s” by Erika Edwards. NBC National. July 10, 2017. Link

 “Disrupted Sleep and Alzheimer’s” by Kevin Steincross. Fox2Now News. March 15, 2013. Link


“Scientists Discover A Link Between Lack Of Deep Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease” by Jon Hamilton. National Public Radio. November 16, 2020. Link.

“Up all night? Researchers say less sleep could increase risk of Alzheimer’s” by Chad Davis. St Louis Public Radio. January 5, 2018. Link

“What we’re learning about the science of sleep” by Kerry Miller and Julia Franz. Minnesota Public Radio. November 28, 2017. Link

“How Does Sleep Affect Dementia?” by Chris Smith. The Naked Scientists / BBC. July 21, 2017. Link

“Another Study Supports Link Between Alzheimer’s And (Poor) Sleep” by Veronique LaCapra. St Louis Public Radio. March 13, 2013.

Print and Internet

“Daytime drowsiness increases risk of Alzheimer’s in elderly, study says” by Sandee Lamotte. CNN.com. March 12, 2018.

“Faulty Brain Clocks Precede Alzheimer’s, May Drive Pathology” by Luisa V. Lopes. Alzforum. February 15, 2018.

“Poor sleep and daytime dozing may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s” by Jaleesa Baulkman. The Daily Mail UK. January 29, 2018.

“Fragmented Circadian Rhythm Associated with Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease” by Marie Benz. MedicalResearch.com. January 29, 2018.

“Circadian Dysfunction May ID Preclinical Alzheimer’s” by Judy George. MedPage Today. January 29, 2018.

“Poor Sleep Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia, Study Says” by Anthony Kurzweil. KTLA. August 24, 2017.

“Why sleep disorders are a risk for Alzheimer’s Disease” by Chris Smith. The Naked Scientists. July 20, 2017.

“The Scary Way Just One Night Of Poor Sleep Can Mess With Your Brain” by Christ Sgobba. Men’s Health. July 12, 2017.

“Sleeping badly raises Alzheimer’s proteins” by Tom Whipple. The Times, London. July 11, 2017.

“Sleep disruption increases Alzheimer’s-related protein levels” by Anne Harding. Reuters. July 11, 2017.

“Here’s How Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer’s” by Maggie Fox. NBC News. July 11, 2017 

“Poor quality sleep could increase Alzheimer’s risk, research suggests” by Nicola Davis. The Guardian. July 10, 2017. 

“Just one night of poor sleep can boost Alzheimer’s proteins” by Tina Saey. ScienceNews. July 10, 2017.

“How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer’s” by Robert Preidt. U.S. News. July 10, 2017. 

“Sleep Disturbances Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk” by Matt Smith. WebMD. July 10, 2017.

“Can poor sleep lead to Alzheimer’s?” by Sandee Lamotte. CNN.com. July 5, 2017

“Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease” by Andrea Mongler. Innovate. Fall 2016

“Sleepless in America” by Sara Savat. Town & Country St Louis. October 6, 2014.

“A good night’s sleep scrubs your brain clean, researchers find.” by Barbara Mantel. NBC News, October 17, 2013.

“Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated with Dementia Risk” by Jamie Talan. Neurology Today. April 18, 2013

“Disrupted Sleep Could Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer’s” by Amanda Chan. HuffPost Health. March 14, 2013.

“Disrupted Sleep-wake Cycle Associated with Abeta Aggregation, Suggesting a Potential Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” by Jamie Talan. Neurology Today. October 4, 2012

“Sleeplessness Tied to Early Alzheimer’s Disease” by Maureen Salamon. HealthDay. February 14, 2012.

“Warning Sign? Disrupted Sleep Tied to Alzheimer’s” by Stephanie Pappas. LiveScience. February 14, 2012.

“Sleep Deprivation Linked to Amyloid Pathology” by Pauline Anderson. Medscape. February 14, 2012.

“Could Sleep Problems Predict Alzheimer’s?” by Kathleen Doheny. WebMD. February 14, 2012.

“Bad News for Light Sleepers” by Jill Yaworski. Men’s Health. February 14, 2012.