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Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Sleep or not to sleep: How the brain decides to wake us up

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar

Speaker: Prof Luis de Lecea (Stanford University, CA, USA)
Dr. de Lecea's laboratory uses molecular, optogenetic, anatomical and behavioral methods to 
identify and manipulate the neuronal circuits underlying brain arousal, with particular attention 
to sleep and wakefulness transitions. In the late 1990s they discovered the Hypocretin system and 
they continue to uncover new roles for this system in vivo. They are also interested in the changes 
that occur in neuronal circuits in conditions of
hyperarousal such as stress and drug addiction.

Further information about Dr. de Leceas’s research can be found at his lab homepage: 
http://med.stanford.edu/delecea/home.html

All welcome. Drinks and nibbles from 3:30pm, seminar starts, 4pm.

Enquiries: Pascal Carrive; p.carrive@unsw.edu.au
Natasha Kumar; Natasha.kumar@unsw.edu.au
Greg Smith; g.smith@unsw.edu.au
 

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Wallace Wurth LG02
Open to: 
All
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