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Professor of Biology
Sleep is among the most enduring mysteries in biology. Although we devote a third of our lives to sleep, sleep disorders are pervasive in modern societies, and sleep-like states are evolutionarily conserved, mechanisms that underlie this behavioral state remain poorly understood. The Prober lab is taking a new approach to this old problem by using zebrafish to identify genetic and neuronal mechanisms that regulate sleep and wakefulness.