Our research focuses on two main approaches:

  • Using Period knockout mice to understand circadian timekeeping and photo/food entrainment
  • Understanding the mechanisms that connect and disconnect the circadian rhythm and cell cycle

Research Interests

  • Circadian physiology
  • Feeding/light entrainment of the circadian system
  • Real-time imaging in live tissues and cells
  • Mouse models for human disorders relating to the circadian system
  • Neural circuit control of feeding/locomotor activity rhythms
  • Pacemaker coupling