Northwestern University Dept. of Neurobiology and Physiology
 

BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS

 

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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.

 

Faculty

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