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

Faculty Mentor: Kelly Baron
Title: Associate Professor
College: Medicine
School / Department: 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.

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.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Is this a paid opportunity: No
Minimum Requirements: Enrollment in a health related major (or plan to enroll). Research methods course is a plus