Biology of Bedtime: Understanding the basis of sleep
by Amita Sehgal
(Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
26 October 2023 17:00
Mendel Lectures take place in Mendel´s refectory in the Mendel Museum Brno
Amita Sehgal is the John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director of the Chronobiology and Sleep Institute (CSI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Sehgal received her Ph.D. from the Weill Graduate School, Cornell University, and conducted her postdoctoral work at Rockefeller University. Her research focuses on the genetic basis of circadian rhythms and sleep. Sehgal serves on many national and international advisory panels and as editor for several journals. Her work has been recognized through a number of awards and honors, which include the Outstanding Scientific Acievement award from the Sleep Research Society, the Javits award from NINDS, the Michael Brown and Stanley Cohen Research awards at Penn, the Honma prize (Japan) for biological rhythms and the Switzer Prize from UCLA. Sehgal is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences USA.