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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
Dr Guilia Miracca
David (Andawei) Miao (PhD student) (UK DRI)
Dr Berta Anuncibay Soto (UK DRI)
Dr Mathieu Nollet (UK DRI)
Stephen Brickley, Life Sciences, Imperial College London