Yang Dan is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor
of Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley.
Her research aims to elucidate (1) what circuits
in the mammalian brain control sleep, and (2) mechanisms by which the frontal
cortex exerts top-down executive control. Her lab uses a variety of techniques,
including optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and virus-mediated circuit
tracing. Currently her lab is studying the neural circuits controlling sleep
and the function of the prefrontal cortex. For further information click here.