The Hope Center is pleased to announce that Clocks & Sleep Club now is the Hope Center Clocks & Sleep Club. This affiliation reflects an expansion of the existing group, aimed to help promote ongoing research on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in neurodegenerative disease. The founders and organizers, Erik Herzog and Paul Taghert, will continue in their roles as the group meets monthly to discuss recent advances in the study of biological timing and sleep.
Labs working on biological rhythms include:
Erik Herzog. Molecules, cells and circuits of mammalian circadian timing.
Paul Taghert. Molecules, cells and circuits of insect circadian timing.
Dmitri Nusinow. Circadian regulation of physiology and development in plants.
David Holtzman. The role of normal and disrupted daily rhythms in amyloid beta production and Alzheimer’s Disease progression and therapies.
Shin-Ichiro Imai. Epigenetics of circadian timing and aging.
Yo-El Ju. Sleep and neurological diseases.
Daniel Kerschensteiner. Neural circuits controlling circadian rhythms and sleep.
István Kiss. Coupled oscillator behavior in biological and electrochemical systems.
Brendan Lucey. Sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.
Erik Musiek. The role of clock genes and circadian rhythms in neurodegeneration.
Jeanne Nerbonne. Circadian regulation of excitability and channel biology.
Joshua Rubin. Chronotherapy for brain cancer.
Paul Shaw. Genetics and benefits of sleep.
For additional information about the Clocks & Sleep Club, please contact email@example.com.
2021 Spring Schedule, Clocks & Sleep Club
1st Friday of the month
For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.
NOTE: Presenters have 30 minutes for slides and 15 minutes for questions.
- January 8*: Chao Zhou (WashU Biomedical Engineering) “Characterizing the influence of a circadian clock gene, Cry, on Drosophila heart function using optical coherence microscopy”, Jeff Jones (Herzog lab, WashU Biology) “Circadian neurons in the paraventricular nucleus entrain and sustain daily rhythms in glucocorticoids”
- February 12*: Michael Fitzpatrick (Kerschensteiner lab, WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences) “Homeostatic Plasticity in Non-Image-Forming Vision”, Paul Shaw (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
- March 5: Jeffrey Haspel (WashU Medicine) “TBA”
Dmitri Nusinow (Danforth Plant Science Center) “A circadian clock in a nonphotosynthetic prokaryote” Science Advances (2021)
- Supplementary materials for “A circadian clock in a nonphotosynthetic prokaryote”
- April 2: Bishan Bhattarai (Colonna lab, WashU Pathology & Immunology) “Pharmacological modulation and genetic deletion of REV-ERBα and REV-ERBβ regulates dendritic cell development” , Samira Parhizkar (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology) “Deciphering the role of sleep on neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease”
- April 30*: Jiyeon Lee (Musiek lab, WashU Neurology) “Sex-specific effects of microglial REV-ERB-alpha on Tauopathy”, Lara Pferdehirt (Guilak lab, WashU Orthopaedic Surgery) “Synthetic Biology Applications for Chronotherapy and Circadian Rhythms”
All meetings are listed on the Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) Calendar.
Archives of previous seasons
Clocks & Sleep Club Faculty
Faculty organizers: Erik Herzog, Paul Taghert, Dmitri Nusinow
Ryan Bogdan (WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
Thomas Burris (St. Louis College of Pharmacy/WashU Anesthesiology)
Yao Chen (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Meaghan Creed (WashU Anesthesiology)
Jeffrey Haspel (WashU Medicine)
Erik Herzog (WashU Biology)
David Holtzman (WashU Neurology)
Shin-Ichiro Imai (WashU Developmental Biology)
Yo-El Ju (WashU Neurology)
Daniel Kerschensteiner (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
István Kiss (SLU Chemistry)
Geraldine Kress (WashU Neurology)
Brendan Lucey (WashU Neurology)
Tim Miller (WashU Neurology)
Erik Musiek (WashU Neurology)
Jeanne Nerbonne (WashU Medicine)
Aaron Norris (WashU Anesthesiology)
Dmitri Nusinow (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)
Thomas Papouin (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Laura Piccio (WashU Neurology)
Joshua Rubin (WashU Pediatrics)
Paul Shaw (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Paul Taghert (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Kelvin Yamada (WashU Neurology)
Andrew Yoo (WashU Developmental Biology)
Guoyan Zhao (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Chao Zhou (WashU Biomedical Engineering)