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Shafer Lab: Drosophila tune into environmental temperature to time sleep

Circadian clock neurons use thermoreceptors to constantly monitor temperature --mild changes have physiological effects on sleep timing.

2018 Sloan Research Fellowship for Clowney

One of four UM Sloan Fellows in 2018

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Our researchers answer common questions related to their work on sleep, probiotics, protein folding, and more!  Find links to a podcast on the neuroepigenetics!

Winner of 2017 Photo Contest 

Congratulations to Allison Box, Buttitta Lab.

Her photo garnered the most votes. A close second was an image from Shyama Nandakumar. 

See the images on the Photo Contest Page.

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