Neurobiological processes, sleep and circadian rhythms: relationship to metabolism and obesity

Mentor Name:
Kelly Baron

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor

Family & Preventative Medicine



Project Description:

This is a 5 year study to explore the role of habitual sleep duration and circadian alignment in eating behaviors, neurocognitive performance and metabolism.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Recruitment, data collection, collecting melatonin samples, working directly with participants in the protocol

Student Benefits:

Experience working with research subjects, psychological protocol, biological samples, collection and scoring of sleep data. Great project for a pre-med or psychology.

Project Duration:

The project is 5 years (2019-2024). Students can be involved for 6 mos to 2 years.

Minimum Requirements:

Enrollment in a health related major (or plan to enroll). Research methods course is a plus