Graduate Program in Neuroscience

July 8, 2020

Neuroscience Student, Ray Sanchez, utilizes the global pandemic to study sleep while folks are confined to their homes

Ray Sanchez has spent the past 5 years studying  sleep and circadian rhythms in mice in Horacio de la Iglesia’s lab. However, the pandemic has led to Ray changing course to study sleep patterns, stress, and mood amidst the social distancing of COVID-19. The study is hoping to provide useful information on how routines affect sleep, and in turn, how they impact health and well-being.

Ray points out in an article with the UW Graduate Student Profile, that sleep impacts every aspect of life, from immune health, to cognitive function, attention, and memory.

To read the full article check out: UW Graduate Student Profile on Ray Sanchez!