Research in the Blumberg lab focuses on sleep: its development, neural control, and functional significance. We use behavioral, neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and genetic approaches to help us understand why we sleep so much more when we are young and what can go wrong when we don't. This research is performed in young rats and in preterm and full-term human infants. To gain a full appreciation for the questions we ask and the approaches we take, you may wish to read some of our articles or watch some of our videos.
If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student, please don't hesitate to send me an email to learn more about our research and training opportunities. You can apply through the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences or the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience. These two programs have different requirements, so you should consider them carefully before applying.