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NSRR Webinar Series

Upcoming Sessions:

2023 Winter Webinar Series: Harnessing the Power of Animal Data for Sleep and Circadian Science

Join us for the NSRR Winter 2023 Webinar Series! These webinars are free and open access to all.

How to Register

The event is free but registration is required. Please register by clicking the below link:



Session 1- The NSRR as a logical place to deposit animal-based sleep/wake recordings

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 3-3:30 PM ET

Thomas Kilduff, Ph.D., Center Director and SRI Fellow, Center for Neuroscience, Biosciences Division, SRI International

Thomas Kilduff, Ph.D. directs the Center for Neuroscience at SRI International, a non-profit research institute in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Kilduff received his PhD from Stanford University. He is co-discoverer of the neuropeptide hypocretin (orexin). His laboratory focuses on the neural circuitry underlying sleep/wake control and the development of therapeutics for insomnia and narcolepsy. He has held multiple elected offices in the Sleep Research Society (SRS) and has served on the Executive Boards of the SRS and APSS. He is an AAAS Fellow, an SRI Fellow, a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and was a Pfizer Neuroscience Visiting Scholar. He received the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award in 2017.

Session 2- Metabolic interventions for sleep in aging

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 3:30-4 PM ET

Christa Nehs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, MGH Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Nehs did her PhD at the University of Michigan followed by a postdoc at MGH and MIT. She now runs a rodent neurometabolism lab at Mass General Hospital applying metabolic interventions to 1) improving disrupted sleep with aging, 2) preventing postoperative delirium, 3) slowing progression and treating Alzheimer’s disease, and 4) treating psychiatric disorders. These metabolic interventions have the potential to improve patients’ lives and transform the healthcare system by making people less sick.

Session 3- Cellular and Animal Measurement of Circadian Clocks

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 4-4:30 PM ET

Jonathan Lipton, MD, Ph.D., Assistant professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Faculty, Kirby center, Boston Children’s Hospital

Jonathan Lipton is child neurologist and sleep specialist trained at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his B.A. in Classes at Brown University and his MD/PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lipton is a Principal Investigator in the FM Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s, supervising a laboratory that conducts basic chronobiological research investigating the interface between circadian timekeeping and neurological disorders. The laboratory utilizes cellular and animal models in an effort to help unlock the potential of medicine’s ‘fourth dimension’.

Session 4- Sleep and memory in the rat brain

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 4:30-5 PM ET

Loren Frank, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Loren Frank is Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also the Director of the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience at UCSF. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive studies from Carleton College, his Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience and Computation from M.I.T. and did post-doctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. His laboratory uses a combination of techniques to study the neural bases of learning, memory and decision-making. In particular, his work focuses on the hippocampus and related structures, brain areas critical for forming and retrieving memories for the events of daily life. He also works in close collaboration with colleagues from multiple institutions to develop new technologies to understand how the brain works and how to fix it when it is not working properly. These technologies include flexible polymer electrodes that make it possible to record from large numbers of neurons for months at a time. Dr. Frank has received numerous awards for his scientific discoveries and his mentoring, including fellowships from the Sloan, McKnight and Merck Foundations as well as the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, the University of Indiana Gill Young Investigator Award, the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Award, and the College Mentors for Kids Inspire Award.

Past Sessions

Session 1 - NSRR: Unlocking the Power of Sleep Data

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 2 PM ET

Session 2 - Data Wrangling and Management: How to Optimize the Value of your Data

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 2 PM ET


Session 3 - The New NIH Data Sharing Policy: How the NSRR Can Help

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3 PM ET (rescheduled from 11/3/2022)