Professor John Peever

Professor John Peever is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Sleep Society‘s (CSS-SCS) Distinguished Scientist Award.

This award recognizes a clinician or scientist who has made significant national and international contributions to the field of sleep medicine and biology. The recipient is invited to give a Keynote address at the CSS-SCS National Conference, held this year on April 27-29 in Ottawa.

Research in Peever’s lab is focused on identifying the brain circuits that control sleep and wakefulness, and how breakdown in these circuits contribute to disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and narcolepsy. He is also a strong advocate for promoting the awareness of sleep in health and disease.

Peever asserts that “It’s an honour to receive this recognition but all the credit goes to my outstanding team of trainees!” You can read more about Peever and his trainees’ work in this story: “U of T neurobiologists discover switch that turns muscles on and off“, and in Research 2 Reality’s video profile: “What goes into a good night’s sleep?

Congratulations, Professor Peever!