Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour



SWC Seminar Series: Dr Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley

Start: Nov 22, 2018 1:00:00 PM
End: Nov 22, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Host: Yoh Isogai, Group Leader

Talk Title: In search of sleep neurons in the mammalian brain

A major challenge in understanding the neural circuits controlling sleep is to identify sleep neurons.  Using anatomical tracing, gene profiling, activity-dependent genetic labeling and functional testing, we have identified multiple groups of sleep neurons in the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain. I will summarize these recent studies and propose a new model for sleep control.