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Joint CSB & Neuroscience Seminar: Prof. Luis de Lecea, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

March 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joint CSB & Neuroscience Seminar

Professor Luis de Lecea
Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Optogenetics of Arousal

610 Auditorium, Health Sciences Building
155 College Street

Prof. John Peever (CSB)
Prof. Richard Horner (Neuroscience)


Our lab studies how brain circuitry controls both sleep and wakefulness in rodent model systems. We are particularly interested in dissecting the role of the hypothalamic circuits in promoting generalized brain arousal. Our work is relevant to understanding common disorders such as narcolepsy and insomnia. Our lab uses innovative approaches such as in vivo  optogenetics to examine the exact genetic nature of cells circuits and their roles in shaping behavior.


March 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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