Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Sehgal Lab




Congratulations to Rebecca on receiving a Damon Runyon fellowship award!

Project Title:  Investigation of the Role of Peripheral Secreted Molecules on Sleep & Circadian Rhythms

Congratulations to Julie on her R01 Award from NINDS!

Project Title:  Interactions Between the Immune Response & Lipid Homeostasis in Regulating Sleep During Sickness



Congratulations to Sara on receiving a fellowship award from SNSF!

Project Title:  Regulation of Adaptive Sleep Through the Antimicrobial Peptide NUR in Flies

Congratulations to Shirley on her Tenure-Track Faculty Position!

Emory University

Congratulations to Nitin on his Tenure-Track Faculty Position!

The Tata Institute, Mumbai



Congratulations to Joe Bedont on his K99 Award from NINDS!

Project Title:  Nitrogen Metabolism in Sleep Homeostasis and Pathology

Congratulations to Dan on receiving an F32 Award from Brain Initiative!

Project Title:  Coupling Between Circadian Rhythms & Redox Signaling in Stem Cell Differentiation & Adult Neurogenesis

Congratulations to Jessica on receiving a Gilliam Fellowship from HHMI!

Press Release:  HHMI Awards 45 Gilliam Fellowships to Support Diversity in Science

Congratulations to Jack on his Outstanding Thesis Defense!

Thesis Title:   Endocannabinoids Protect Against Seizures in Drosophila Melanogaster



Congratulations to Greg on his Outstanding Thesis Defense!

Thesis Title:   The Emerging Involvement of Glia in Sleep: Insights from Drosophila Melanogaster

Congratulations to Annika on her Tenure-Track Faculty Position!

Waksman Institute, Rutgers University

Congratulations to Shirley Zhang on her K99 Award!

Project Title:  Determining the Importance of Temporal Regulation of the Blood-Brain Barrier

Collaborative Grant Awarded (with Aalim Weljie):

  • Balance of sleep and circadian metabolic switches in Drosophila—R01 from NIDDK



Congratulations to Graduating Students! Outstanding Job Anna & Iryna!

Thesis Title (Anna King):  Neural Circuits Controlling Circadian Rhythms

Thesis Title (Iryna Shakhmantsir):  Splicing the Clock is Timeless: from Fruit Fly Behavior to Mammalian Retinal Degeneration


Congratulations to Annika Barber on her K99 Award!

Nusbaum Graduate Student Mentoring Award to Amita

Project Title:  Integration of Circadian and Homeostatic Signals in a Peptidergic Circuit in Drosophila



Collaborative Grants Awarded:

  • NIDDK:  Impact of Daytime vs. Delayed Eating Schedule on Weight and Metabolic Markers Among Obese Persons: An Examination of Circadian Mechanisms;  Collaborators at Penn:  Sehgal, Goel, Allison, Taylor, Rickels
  • Volkswagen Stiftung:  The Fourth Dimension: Integration of time to shape co-oerativity and survival in the biosphere;  Collaborators:  Sehgal, Fitzgerald (Penn), Merrow, Mann/Robles and Frey in Germany

Congratulations to Joe Bedont and Anna King!

Joe Bedont and Anna King have been awarded NRSA grants. 

  • Joe's Project Title:  Characterizing Metabolomic Links Between Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimers Disease
  • Anna's Project Title:  Neural Mechanisms Underlying Circadian Rhythms in Behavior