Imperial College London

Prof. William Wisden F. Med. Sci.

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Chair in Molecular Neuroscience



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




401BSir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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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

David (Andawei) Miao (PhD student) 

Bryan Hsieh (PhD student)

Dr Berta Anuncibay Soto 

Dr Mathieu Nollet 

Dr Sara Wong 


Stephen Brickley, Life Sciences, Imperial College London