5th Annual University of Colorado

Sleep and Circadian Summer School

Aug 4-9, 2024

Supported by NIH/NHLBI T32 “Transdisciplinary Training in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms”, NIH/NINDS R25 "Multi-Institutional Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Promote Diversity and Excellence in Sleep and Circadian Research Careers", College of Arts and Sciences and the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder

Organizing committee:  Sidney Aki, Nathan Anderson, Dr. Elizabeth Jin, Catherine Lowry,  Jhair Torres, Prof. Kenneth P. Wright Jr

The 5th Annual Colorado Sleep and Circadian Summer School will be hybrid.  Approximately 50 trainees will be selected to attend the summer school in person and have access to the full program. Some educational offerings will also be made available virtual.

The 5th Annual Colorado Sleep and Circadian Summer School is free (i.e., there is no registration fee).  Trainees and/or their mentors are responsible for travel to and from Boulder as well as hotel and food.

The educational program will include morning lectures, afternoon workshops, networking sessions, and early evening professional development sessions.

The educational program is provided by Colorado faculty and visiting faculty.

In Person Visiting Professors and Plenary Lectures 

  • Coming soon

Including educational and professional development sessions provided by some of the faculty from the Colorado T32 program



Application for the in person summer school is open now and trainees will be admitted on rolling basis. Application  - submit to kenneth.wright@colorado.edu


Register for the virtual summer school here:  Coming soon 



Monday Aug 5th

Morning session             Introductory lectures

0845 – 0900       Ken Wright - Introduction to the school

0900 – 1015      

1015 – 1045       Coffee break

1045 – 1200      

Afternoon session       Introductory Plenary’s

1330 – 1445       

1445 – 1515       Coffee break

1515 – 1630       

Tuesday 6th Aug

Morning session             Midweek Plenary

            0900 – 1015      

            1015 – 1045       Coffee break

1045 – 1200       


Wednesday 7th Aug

Morning session             Midweek Plenary

0900 – 1015       

1015 – 1045       Coffee break

1045 – 1200       


Thursday Aug 8th

Morning session             Lectures

0900 - 1015        

1015 – 1045       Coffee break

1045 – 1200       


Friday Aug 9th

Morning session             Lectures

0845 - 1000        

1000 – 1030       Coffee break

1030 – 1145       

Afternoon session         

           1300 – 1700       NIH R25 Sleep and Circadian Scholar Presentations