Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amita Sehgal will present: “Tick-tock, time to wake up: timing of behavior andphysiology by the clocks within us.”

Dr. Sehgal will describe the functioning of our internal circadian clocks. She will discuss howour clocks are synchronized with the environment, and are driven by various metabolic andphysiological changes which determine the rhythms of sleep, wakefulness, and eating patterns.Dr. Sehgal will also discuss the molecular mechanisms effecting circadian clocks, and why dailyrhythms are significant.

Dr. Amita Sehgal is Director of the Chronobiology Program, and the John Herr Musser Professor ofNeuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine. She pioneered a model which studies the regulationof sleep which has been adopted by laboratories worldwide. Dr. Sehgal received her PhD from theGraduate School of Medical Studies, Cornell University.

The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in theInn at Penn. Lunch is available for a modest cost.