Northwestern University Dept. of Neurobiology and Physiology




The biological rhythms groups apply genetic and behavioral approaches to elucidating the molecular mechanisms of sleep and circadian rhythms. Sleep deprivation is now known to be a contributing factor in the pathogenesis of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Northwestern is a major center for the study of this essential physiological system.



Ravi Allada
Circadian rhythms in drosophila



Fred Turek
Circadian and seasonal rhythms in animals



Phyllis Zee
Age-related changes of the circadian system and sleep; genetics of sleep and circadian rhythm disorders