Sleep and Development Laboratory
Administrative Research Center (ARC), Room A48
3100 Marine Street
Boulder, CO 80309-0554
- Director: Monique K. LeBourgeois,
- Postdoctoral Fellow: Salome Kurth, Ph.D.
- Lab Manager: Hannah Craven, B.A.
- Graduate Students: Lameese Akacem, M.S., Margaret Doucette, B.A., Karlie Johansen, B.A., Jonathan Lassonde, B.A., Shane Nau, Allyson Schumacher, B.S.
- Professional Research Assistants: Elsa Mullins, B.A.
- Sleep Technician: Jonathan Lassonde, B.A.
- Undergraduate Students: Corinna Cluckey, Maddy Gardner, Alex Jones, Shelby Kardel, Ian McClain, Hana Setterquist, Katy Thellman, Sachi Wong.
- 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.
Left Column (from top): Margaret Doucette, Elsa Mullins, Shelby Kardel, Lauren Peregrine, Maddy Gardner, Katy Thellman, Alex Jones
Middle Column (from top): Hana Setterquist, Lameese Akacem, Karlie Johansen, Shane Nau, Corinna Cluckey, Ian McClain, Jon Lassonde
Right Column (from top): Salome Kurth, Allyson Schumacher, Sachi Wong, Hannah Craven
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 Undergraduates
- 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 (in addition to 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, HHMI, and independent study opportunities are available.
- Interested students should complete this application: (either PDF version or Word version) 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."