Sleep and Development Laboratory
Administrative Research Center (ARC), Room A45
3100 Marine Street
Boulder, CO 80309-0554
- Sleep and circadian physiology in early human development.
- The health, behavioral, and developmental consequences of challenging the sleep and circadian systems.
- Director: Monique K. LeBourgeois,
- Postdoctoral Fellow: Salome Kurth, Ph.D.
- Lab Manager: Hannah Craven, B.A.
- Data Manager: Lauren Pierpoint, M.S.
- Graduate Students: Lameese Akacem, M.S., Sherin Cherian, Margaret Doucette, Rebekah Tribble, B.A.
- Professional Research Assistants: Allyson Schumacher, B.A., Hannah Craven, B.A.
- Sleep Technician: Jonathan Lassonde, B.A.
- Undergraduate Students: Cristin Bazzanella, Karlie Johansen, Alex Jones, Ian McClain, Elsa Mullins, Shane Nau, Matthew Nier, Jessica Ray, Hannah Setterquist, Kathryn Thellman.
- Collaborators: Peter Achermann, Ph.D., University of Zurich; Mary Carskadon, Ph.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; John Harsh, Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi; Reto Huber, Ph.D., University Children’s Hospital (Zurich); Oskar Jenni, M.D., University Children’s Hospital (Zurich); Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, Ph.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Alison Miller, Ph.D., University of Michigan; Thomas Rusterholz, Ph.D., University of Zurich; Ronald Seifer, Ph.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Sarah Watamura, Ph.D., The University of Denver.
Current Research Projects
- Early developmental changes in sleep homeostasis and circadian rhythms.
- Effects of sleep restriction on young children’s emotion processing and cognition.
- Sleep and brain development.
- Asthma, sleep, and academic functioning in urban school children.
Persons interested in volunteering to participate in one of these studies should visit our Sleep and Development Laboratory Web site.
Opportunities for Undergaduates
- The requirements for undergraduate students who want a research experience in our Laboratory are:
- A strong desire to obtain research experiences prior to graduate school, medical school, or advanced study in a health-related field.
- Minimum commitment: One year.
- Minimum hours/week: 10 hours (includes journal club).
- Minimum experience: No prior experience required.
- Must be willing to work with a team.
- Must enjoying working with young children and families.
- Must be able to work various hours during the day, at night, and on weekends.
- UROP, BURST, independent study, honors thesis, and concurrent BA-MS opportunities are available.
- Interested students should complete this application and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2005-2010, Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, "Sleep-Wake Regulation and Emotion in Early Childhood."
- 2005-2010, Minimitter/Respironics, "Reliability and Validity of the Minimitter Actiwatch in Preschool Children."
- 2009-2014, NIH, "Asthma and Academic Functioning in Urban Children (Koinis-Mitchell, PI; LeBourgeois, CO-I)."
- 2009-2011, NIH, "Disadvantaged Children: Predictors & Outcomes of Sleep Behaviors (Hale, PI; LeBourgeois, CO-I)."
- 2010, Sleep Resource Foundation, "Circadian Regulation of Sleep."
- 2010-2015, NIH, "Sleep and Emotion Regulation across Early Childhood."