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Orie Shafer
Campus Affiliation: Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)|Graduate Center
Subprogram: Neuroscience
Research Interests: the neurobiological basis of circadian timekeeping, the mechanism that times sleep and activity; and entrainment, the process by which circadian clocks are set to local time. His research employs genetic, physiological, imaging, and behavioral methods to understand how neural networks create a robust yet entrainable circadian rhythm, and he is particularly interested in how such networks operate when challenged by the unreliability of the modern light environment.