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HST 516
Circadian Biology: From Cellular Oscillators to Sleep Regulation

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Charles A. Czeisler
Time:
Lecture: W 2-5pm; Recitation: to be arranged
Location:
Biological Labs 1080(FAS)
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Biological sciences
Restrictions:
Subject follows Harvard FAS calendar.
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
N/A
Harvard Course Equivalent: 
MCB 186
Properties, mechanisms, and functional roles of circadian (daily) rhythms in organisms ranging from unicells to mammals. Cellular and molecular components, regulation of gene expression and physiological functions, genetic and biochemical analyses of circadian rhythms, and neurobiology of the mammalian circadian pacemaker. Mathematics and modeling of oscillatory systems and applications to circadian rhythms. Experimental studies of human rhythms, including the sleep-wake cycle and hormone rhythms, with applications to sleep disorders.