William C. Dement Seminar Series

This lecture series is created to honor one of the founding figures of sleep and circadian research at Stanford and in the world, William C. Dement. It reflects the rich legacy, the current impact and the future direction of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences at Stanford University. With this lecture series, we honor our history of scientific progress and foster an open, vibrant and diverse community of sleep and circadian research at Stanford.

The Seminar Series takes place on the third Friday of each month at 12pm in the James Lin and Nisa Leung Seminar Room (E153) of the Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way (unless otherwise noted). 

Upcoming Seminars

Improving brain cancer outcomes with circadian medicine

February 17th, 2023 at 12pm PST

Erik Herzog, PhD
Professor of Biology
Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Location: James Lin and Nisa Leung Seminar Room (E153), Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way


Past Seminars

Developmental insights into sleep biomarkers, phenotypes and disorders

January 20th, 2023 at 12pm PST

Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, CBSM, DBSM
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development in Research Scholarship
Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Sleep Research & Treatment Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: James Lin and Nisa Leung Seminar Room (E153), Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way

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Sleep and Synaptic Homeostasis

November 18th, 2022 at 12pm PST

Chiara Cirelli, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Paradoxical (REM) sleep genesis and function

October 28, 2022 at 12pm PST

Pierre-Hervé Luppi, PhD

President of European Sleep Research Society

Head of Team “Sleep”

Faculté de Médecine

Université Lyon I, France

Sleepless in the Spectrum

May 20, 2022 at 12pm PST

Lucia Peixoto, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Bi-directional relationship

April 15, 2022 at 12pm PST

David Holtzman, MD
Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology
Charlotte and Paul Hagemann Professor of Neurology
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Professor, Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
Neurologist-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis

Circadian system, circadian disruption and meal timing: Impact on human metabolism

March 18, 2022 at 12pm PST

Frank Scheer, MSc, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Sleep signatures of memory consolidation and resilience

February 18, 2022 at 12pm PST

Gina Poe, PhD
Director of Maximizing Access to Research Careers U*STAR Program
Eleanor Leslie Chair in Innovative Brain Research
UCLA, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Discovering Sleepiness at Sleep Camp: My Sleep Trek with Bill Dement

January 21, 2022 at 12pm PST

Mary Carskadon, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University