Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
“The Circadian Clock as a Window into Neurodevelopment Disorders: Mechanisms and Opportunities” – 2019

Dr. Lipton’s research looks at the relationship between cell circadian clocks and diseases of the developing brain. Earth’s day-night cycle has a significant impact on the functions of the cells in all animals. synchronized with these periods of light and darkness, our cells perform their various biological processes in a predictable way as informed by this pattern. A disruption of the nearly 24 hour cycle can be a factor in neurological and metabolic disease. His research has helped to identify how this mechanism works, to better understand it’s effect on health and aging.

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