Understanding the generation of hypothalamic sleep neurons (2022–2025)

This Project aims to investigate the mechanisms controlling the formation of the sleep neurons in the hypothalamus. We all sleep, and normal sleep-wake cycles play a central role in our biology. The functional role of these sleep neurons in the mature brain are well established. However, how the neurons are generated during development is very poorly defined. This project aims to address this critical knowledge gap, and will greatly increase our understanding of how the development of this critical aspect of organismal function is orchestrated during development. This project will also develop bioinformatics tools with broad utility within the biosciences field and enhance the capacity for interdisciplinary international collaborations.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor in Developmental Biology
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
    Prof & Director (Research Training)
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council