Chronobiology and Neuroimmunology Laboratory

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The Chronobiology and Neuroimmunology Laboratory, directed by Brian Prendergast, Ph.D., focuses on biological clocks in the brain. We are conducting experiments that seek to better understand the internal representation of time by identifying neural and endocrine mechanisms by which organisms mark the passing of the seasons.

The lab's research is concerned with the mechanisms that underlie the temporal structure of physiology and behavior. Over the past decade, the lab's research has focused on elaborating mechanisms by which daily and seasonal time information are imparted into the reproductive and immune systems.