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), Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way (unless otherwise noted). 

Beverages and snacks provided!

 

The Seminar Series will be on hiatus from June-September and will be back in session in October!

Past Seminars

Sleep, wake, torpor and other states: from regulation to function

May 17th, 2024 at 12pm PST

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, PhD
Professor of Sleep Physiology
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

 

Precision Sleep Health: Harnessing Technology and the Exposome to Tackle Disparities (VIRTUAL TALK)

March 15th, 2024 at 12pm PST VIA ZOOM

Azizi Seixas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, The Media and Innovation Lab
Associate Director, Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Zoom Link (Please note this talk is ONLY via Zoom)
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

 

Dynamic interplay of circadian rhythms and sleep: Implications for healthy aging

February 16th, 2024 at 12pm PST

Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine
Chief of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Neurology
Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor of Neurology
Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine

 

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

 

How does sleep fix broken brains?

January 19th, 2024 at 12pm PST

Paul Shaw, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

 

Insomnia Treatment: What Have we Learned and What do we Still Need to Know?

November 17th, 2023 at 12pm PST

Charles Morin, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Laval University
Director, Centre d'étude des troubles du sommeil
Canada Research Chair in Sleeping Disorders 

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

 

Using biochemistry to understand human circadian timekeeping and develop new therapeutic approaches

October 20th, 2023 at 12pm PST

Carrie Partch, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Cruz

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

 

Hypersomnolence in Psychiatric Disorders

May 19th, 2023 at 12pm PST

David Plante, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness

Location: Gunn Rotunda (E241), Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

Please have camera on if joining via Zoom

 

You are when you eat: Investigating intermittent fasting and lifespan extension in Drosophila

April 21st, 2023 at 12pm PST

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics & Development, Columbia Univeristy

Location: Gunn Rotunda (E241), Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

Please have camera on if joining via Zoom

 

Molecular manipulations in skeletal muscle alter the ability to recover from sleep loss

March 17th, 2023 at 12pm PST

Ketema Paul, PhD
Professor, Integrative Biology And Physiology, University of California Los Angeles

Location: Gunn Rotunda (E241), Stanford ChEM-H /Neuroscience Building, 290 Jane Stanford Way

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

Please have camera on if joining via Zoom

 

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

Please have camera on if joining via Zoom

 

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

Zoom Link (if unable to attend in person): 
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99004753637?pwd=RWVUem1FbTNneFhlVFF1Z0l6Mi90UT09

Please have camera on if joining via Zoom

 

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
Professor
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