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Genes controlling sleep and circadian rhythms

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Michael W. Young, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Laboratory of Genetics
The Rockefeller University


The Young lab studies 24-hour circadian clocks, which time the recurring, daily activities observed in most organisms. These cellular clocks are active in most animal tissues and establish daily rhythms in physiology and behavior. The lab’s findings have implications for sleep and mood disorders as well as for dysfunctions related to the timing of gene activities underlying visual functions, locomotion, metabolism, immunity, learning, and memory.

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