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

Faculty Name:
Kelly Baron

Department:
Family & Preventative Medicine

Faculty College:
Medicine

Email:
kelly.baron@utah.edu


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