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David Prober - Using Fish to Understand How and Why We Sleep

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Beckman Auditorium

People can reject food, abstain from sex, and control their thirst, but they cannot keep from falling asleep. And yet, despite this irresistible drive, the fact that we spend a third of our lives asleep, and the prevalence of sleep disorders, we know remarkably little about why we sleep or how sleep is regulated.

Prober will discuss his lab's efforts to find new approaches to answer these questions and the discoveries they've made using the zebrafish as a simple animal model—discoveries that may have implications for our understanding of sleep in humans as well.

David Prober is Assistant Professor of Biology at Caltech.

This is a free event; no tickets or reservations are required.

Reserved section tickets are available to members of the Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates.

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

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Series: Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
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