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Sleep and Performance Research Seminar Series
September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Steve A. Brown is the head of Chronobiology and Sleep Research Group at the University of Zurich. He earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology at the Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Kingston. Dr. Brown then joined the lab of Dr. Ueli Schibler in Geneva, Switzerland where he started his work on circadian rhythms. During his time as a postdoctoral fellow in the Schibler lab, Dr. Steve Brown discovered two transcription factors regulating the negative limb of the mammalian circadian clock oscillator.
The focus of the Brown lab is to understand molecular mechanisms of the circadian clock and how it affects behavior and physiology. Moreover, the Brown lab is interested in finding molecular biomarkers for sleep and circadian dysfunction using a combination of genetic, imaging, and electrophysiological tools. Of key interest is the role of DBHS (Drosophila Behavior Human Splicing) proteins, which are involved in the circadian clock, sleep regulation, and the regulation of synaptic signaling at the inhibitory synapse.
Everyone is invited.