Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology

The Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology (CSCN) is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to exploring and understanding the basic mechanism of sleep and circadian rhythm, the pathogenesis of sleep disorders and the outcomes of therapy. The broad range of research activities, the frequent seminars and the excellent mentorship combine to make the CSCN a leader in the training of sleep medicine researchers.

The goals of basic science research in the Center include the understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating sleep and wakefulness, the functions of sleep at a most basic molecular level, and how aging and disease disrupt these processes.

Under the overall direction of Allan Pack, MD, PhD, Penn has been designated a Specialized Center for Research (SCOR) by the NIH for fundamental and applied research on sleep physiology and sleep-disorder breathing.

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