Amita Sehgal, PhD


Department of Medicine​

10-136 Smilow

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The Sehgal lab studies the molecular and cellular basis of circadian rhythms and sleep. Using largely Drosophila, but also mammalian models, we seek to address questions such as -- how are 24h rhythms of behavior and physiology generated? What cause sleepiness? Why do we sleep?

Penn Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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