The Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology (CSCB) is a University Research Center that integrates basic, clinical and translational research on sleep and circadian rhythms into a unified program at Northwestern University. The Center provides administrative support for trans-departmental and trans-school collaborative research projects. The Center Director isFred W. Turek, PhD, with oversight by theOffice for Research.
The Center has the following goals:
- to foster research to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that underlie the generation, expression and timing of sleep and circadian rhythms;
- to foster research to determine the consequences of sleep disruption and circadian rhythm dysfunction for human health,safety, performance and productivity;
- to facilitate the development of treatments to alleviate the adverse effects associated with circadian dysfunctions;
- to help educate students and the general public about circadian rhythms and sleep.
The Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology has, since its founding, been home to ground-breaking scientific discoveries.