Li, Wanhe Ph.D.

A stress-induced arousal-promoting circuit in Drosophila.

  • The Rockefeller University
  • 2016
Li, Wanhe Ph.D.
Sleep is a fundamental state of animal behavior, and disrupted sleep, linked to psychological stressors, is a significant public health problem. A critical question is whether the brain arousal state can be directly influenced by stress. My goal as a Grass Fellow is to characterize an arousal promoting circuit under stress conditions. I will use both in vivo functional imaging method and in vitro electrophysiology method to pinpoint the molecular mechanism that integrates stress and arousal.

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