Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
- UCLA Brain Institute; My work examines the genetic regulation of sleep and more importantly, how genetic heterogeneity influences the ability to recover from sleep loss. My research program currently has two foci: 1) to determine if disruptions of biological timing result in sleep-wake disorders and if so, which specific genes are involved and, 2) to determine if sex differences in the risk and severity of sleep abnormalities are chromosomally driven.
- Ehlen, J.C., Brager, A.J., Baggs, J., Pinckney, L., Gray, C.L., Debruyne, J.P., Esser, K.A., Takahashi, J.S., Paul, K.N. (2017) Bmal1 function in skeletal muscle regulates sleep. eLife,1-15.
- Clark, K.P., Ehlen, J.C., Paul, K.N., (2017). Race and Gender Disparities in Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment & Care 6 (1), 1-4.