Sleep and Performance Research Center, Washington State University

Hans P.A. Van Dongen
Director and Research Professor
PO Box 1495, 99224
Spokane, WA
United States
+1 509 358 7750
+1 509 358 7810
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Research Domain
  • Basic Human
  • Clinical
  • Methodology / Technology
  • others
  • Basic Animal
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Molecular Biology-Endocrinology-Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation-Methodology
  • Learning, Memory, Cognition
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Genetics of Sleep
  • Pharmacology of Sleep
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Animal
  • Others

Laboratory description

The Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University Spokane conducts human and animal studies in laboratory and field settings in support of basic and applied sleep research. The Center focuses on understanding the brain organization of sleep in humans and animals and on using this understanding to link sleep, by way of the underlying neurobiology, to key indicators of performance, be they physiological, behavioral or cognitive. The research contributes to sustaining human productivity, safety, health, and well-being.

The Sleep and Performance Research Center includes multiple laboratories, each headed by one of the core faculty of the Center. Core faculty members are internationally renowned for their scientific contributions, which have led to paradigm shifts in science and policy changes at the state and national levels.

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