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Feb 24 2022

LIN Seminar: “Why Do We Sleep: the Molecular Basis of Sleep Homeostasis” by Dr. Ravi Allada (Northwestern University)

February 24, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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4289 SELE


Chicago, IL 60612

Join us on Feb. 24, 2022 for a LIN seminar featuring "Why Do We Sleep: the Molecular Basis of Sleep Homeostasis" by  Dr. Ravi Allada (Northwestern University)

Abstract: My laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular nature of the sleep homeostat, how waking experience (sensory or clock-driven) is sensed by the sleep homeostat, how the homeostat triggers sleep and how sleep restores the brain to baseline conditions. We are applying genetic, genomic, circuit manipulation, and high-resolution analysis of sleep behavior to address these questions. Our work reveals new genetic pathways controlling sleep, interactions between the circadian clock and sleep homeostasis, and a potential functional role for a novel deep sleep stage in flies


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Aug 27, 2021

Date updated

Jan 28, 2022