PiN Faculty Member - Clifford Saper, MD, PhD

Clifford Saper, MD, PhD

James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology
Head of the Department of Neurology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Life Science, Room 712
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-667-2622
Fax: 617-975-5161
Visit my lab page here.

The focus of the Saper laboratory is on the brain circuitry that regulates key functions including regulation of wake-sleep cycles, circadian rhythms, body temperature, and feeding. We use a variety of methods to analyze neuronal circuits and their functions, including viral vectors and transgenic mice to manipulate neurons opto- or chemogenetically, trace their connections, and record from neurons using calcium imaging. In addition to identifying this circuitry in experimental animals, we also are interested in determining the homologous circuitry in human brains, and in determining how it may be disrupted in specific neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Last Update: 9/16/2020


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