- Basic Human
- Biological Rhythms
- Light and Non-Classical Photoreception
- Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
- Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
- Sleep and Ageing
- Learning, Memory, Cognition
Health and safety consequences of sleep and circadian disruption.
Influence of sleep and circadian rhythms on human physiology (neuroendocrine, metabolic and immune function) and behavior (sleepiness, memory, learning, mood, cognitive and balance performance) with application to public health and safety.
Countermeasures to improve sleep and wakefulness and shift the circadian clock
Pathophysiology and treatment of circadian sleep disorders
Key Publications of the Laboratory:Czeisler CA, Walsh JK, Roth T, Hughes RJ, Wright KP Jr. Kingbury L, Arora S, Schwartz JRL, Niebler GE, Dinges DF. Modafinil for Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Shift Work Sleep Disorder. New Engl. J. Med. 2005; 353:476-486.
Frey DJ, Ortega JD, Wiseman C, Farley CT, Wright KP Jr. Influence of Zolpidem on balance and cognition during nighttime awakening: a randomized placebo controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 59: 73-81, 2011.
Friedman NP, Corley RP, Hewitt JK, Wright KP Jr. Individual Differences in Childhood Sleep Problems Predict Later Cognitive Executive Control. Sleep. 2009; 32:323-33.
Jung CM, Melanson EL, Perreault L, Eckel RH, Wright KP Jr. Energy expenditure during sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep following sleep deprivation in humans. Journal of Physiology 589: 235-44. 2011.
Wertz AT, Ronda JM, Czeisler, CA, Wright KP Jr. The Influence of Sleep Inertia on Cognition. JAMA, 2006; 295:163-164.