Michael Lee


I am currently a graduate student in the Program of Neurobiology and Behavior and received my Bachelor's Degree in Neurobiology from the University of Washington . My PhD dissertation research in the lab is focused on the regulation of rapid eye movement and non rapid eye movement sleep during temporal challenges such as jetlag and shift work. Sleep disruption has been known to impair learning and memory and I am interested in understanding how proper timing of certain sleep stages is necessary for learning and memory to take place. This can lead to an understanding of cognitive impairments related to sleep disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression, as well as developing treatments for those enduring abnormal sleep or jetlag conditions. I plan to finish the my dissertation by the end of 2010.