Imperial College London

Prof. William Wisden F. Med. Sci.

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Chair in Molecular Neuroscience
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9744w.wisden Website CV

 
 
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Location

 

401BSir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Overview

Please see our lab webiste:

https://www.franks-wisden-lab.org/

There are multiple theories as to why we sleep. The Frank-Wisden lab aims to understand:

1) What circuitries sense the inexorable drive to sleep when we are sleep-deprived (sleep homeostasis), and once initiated, how is sleep maintained?

2) Do sedative drugs promote these restorative sleep pathways?

3) Does sleep promote the clearance of waste metabolites?


Current Group Members 

Ms Raquel Yustos 

Dr Kyoko Tossell

Dr Wei Ba

Dr Guilia Miracca

David (Andawei) Miao (PhD student) (UK DRI)

Dr Berta Anuncibay Soto (UK DRI)

Dr Mathieu Nollet (UK DRI)


Collaborators

Stephen Brickley, Life Sciences, Imperial College London