Message from the Director

Sleep and circadian sciences are biological functions that constitute a core determinant of all domains of health, across the life span, in each individual and across all populations, including minorities, the elderly, children, pregnant women, and individuals of low socioeconomic status. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep or circadian disorder. As such, the disruption of sleep directly and adversely impacts health and well-being.  Along with a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary group of researchers we are performing high quality research that is helping advance sleep and circadian science in many fronts. A detailed description of each laboratory and their work is showcased with links to the investigator’s laboratories. Please join us in our adventure and help our mission to understand the mysteries of sleep and circadian sciences. Knowledge from our studies can benefit various organ systems and pathways ranging from Alzheimer’s to obesity; cancer to heart disease.

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, UA Health Sciences