Amita Sehgal, PhD

Professor

Department of Medicine

amita@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

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?