T32 Grant Faculty Mentors

 

Name

Degree(s)

Primary Department or Program

Research Interest (sleep circadian interest if not a sleep/circadian expert)

Bessesen, Daniel H

MD

Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes

Regulation of body weight (diurnal metabolic rhythms; clocks in metabolic tissues)

Broussard, Josiane L. PhD Health and Exercise Science  Tissue-specific insulin sensitivity and metabolism (sleep, circadian
rhythms, timing of behaviors such as eating and exercise)

DeSouza, Christopher A

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Vascular biology and obesity (sleep, HIV, cardiometabolic disease)

Diniz Behn, Cecilia PhD Applied Mathematics and Statistics Mathematical modeling of sleep, circadian rhythms, and metabolism

Eckle, Tobias

MD, PhD

Anesthesiology

Myocardial ischemia, acute lung injury (circadian clocks and cardiac function)

Edinger, Jack D

PhD

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Behavioral Sleep Medicine, insomnia

Fleshner, Monika

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Stress physiology (sleep, circadian rhythms, inflammation)

Friedman, Naomi P

PhD

Psychology & Neuroscience/ Institute for Behavioral Genetics

Genetics and executive function (sleep, cognition and insomnia)

Kohrt, Wendy M

PhD

Geriatrics

Endocrine regulation of metabolism (sleep, circadian rhythms, and bone)

LeBourgeois,  Monique K

PhD

 

Integrative Physiology

Sleep, circadian rhythms and development

Lowry, Christopher A

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (circadian rhythms, inflammation, depression and PTSD)

Maier, Steven F

PhD

Psychology & Neuroscience

Neurochemistry, neuropharmacology of stress, drug addiction, brain and the immune system, psychoneuroimmunology (circadian rhythms, Inflammation, Serotonin and Mood)

McQueen, Matthew B

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Biostatistics, public health and epidemiology, complex disease. (sleep, obesity, collegiate athletes, and health biomarkers)

Melanson, Edward L

PhD

 

Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes

Diet, exercise, obesity, & aging on metabolism & energy expenditure (sleep, circadian rhythms and metabolism)

Meltzer, Lisa J

PhD

Pediatric Behavioral Health

Pediatric sleep, sleep in caregivers of children with chronic illness

Opp, Mark R

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Insufficient sleep, inflammation, pre-disposesition and/or exacerbates chronic pathologies

Reisdorph, Nichole A

PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mass spectrometry, metabolomics, & proteomics-biomarkers of COPD, Type 1 diabetes and asthma (biomarkers of insufficient sleep)

Seals, Douglas R

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Integrative physiology of aging (time restricted feeding)

Shomaker, Lauren B

PhD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Obesity, diabetes, depression (sleep, stress)

Spencer, Robert

PhD

Psychology & Neuroscience

Neurobiology of psychological stress and stress adaptation; (circadian rhythms and the role of clock gene expression in brain function)

Stitzel, Jerry A

PhD

Integrative Physiology / Institute for Behavioral Genetics

Genetics for behavioral and physiological actions of drugs of abuse (circadian rhythms, sleep and nicotine)

Vetter, Celine M

PhD

Integrative Physiology

Circadian and sleep epidemiology, light exposure, and cardiometabolic health

Watkins, Linda

PhD

Psychology & Neuroscience

Pain modulation systems; immune and glial regulation of neuronal function; immune-to-brain communication; drugs of abuse, learning/memory, and neuronal excitability (circadian clock and glial function)

Wright, Kenneth P.

PhD

Integrative Physiology

 

Sleep and circadian rhythms, cardiometabolic health and performance