Faculty

Directors

Susan GoldenSusan S. Golden
Director

David WelshDavid K. Welsh
Associate Director

Molecular & Cellular Clock Mechanisms

  • Stuart Brody

    Stuart Brody

    Professor Emeritus
    Molecular Biology, UC San Diego
    Research areas:
    Metabolism and circadian rhythms in Neurospora

  • Joanne Chory

    Joanne Chory

    Professor
    Plant Molecular & Cellular Biology, Salk Institute
    Research areas: Regulation of plant growth and flowering

  • Susan Golden

    Susan Golden

    Distinguished Professor and Director
    Molecular Biology & Center for Ciradian Biology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria

  • Jose Pruneda-Paz

    Jose Pruneda-Paz

    Assistant Professor
    Cell and Developmental Biology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Regulation of plant defense responses

  • Gurol Suel

    Gurol Suel

    Professor
    Molecular Biology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Melanopsin-based circadian entrainment

Vision, Signaling, & Circuits

  • Mark Ellisman

    Mark Ellisman

    Professor
    Neurosciences - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Neurobiological and clinical research

  • Ronald Evans

    Ronald Evans

    Professor
    Gene Expression & Cellular Biology, Salk Institute
    Research areas: Circadian links to hormone receptors and metabolism

  • Donald MacLeod

    Donald MacLeod

    Professor
    Psychology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: How we see: Neural mechanisms in retina or brain

  • Marc Montminy

    Marc Montminy

    Professor
    Peptide & Cellular Biology, Salk Institute
    Research areas: CREB signaling and the clock

  • Satchidananda Panda

    Satchidananda Panda

    Professor
    Regulatory & Cellular Biology, Salk Institute
    Research areas: Melanopsin-based circadian entrainment

Oscillator Networks

  • William Bechtel

    William Bechtel

    Professor
    Philosophy, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Philosophy and history of science

  • Jeff Hasty

    Jeff Hasty

    Professor
    Molecular Biology & Bioengineering, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Synthetic gene networks in microorganisms

  • Terence Hwa

    Terence Hwa

    Professor
    Physics & Molecular Biology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Genetic circuits and metabolic control

  • Nikolai Rulkov

    Nikolai Rulkov

    Research Scientist
    BioCircuits Institute, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Oscillations and synchronization in neurobiological networks

  • Terry Sejnowski

    Terry Sejnowski

    Professor, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute
    Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology & Engineering, UC San Diego

    Neurobiology & Engineering, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Thalamocortical rhythms

  • Lev Tsimring

    Lev Tsimring

    Research Scientist
    BioCircuits Institute, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Spatio-temporal dynamics of biological networks and circuits

Behavior, Metabolism, & Reproduction

  • Jeff Elliott

    Jeff Elliott

    Project Scientist
    Center for Circadian Biology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Circadian and photic regulation of behavior and melatonin

  • Michael Gorman

    Michael Gorman

    Professor
    Psychology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Photoperiodism in mammalian clocks

  • Ralph Greenspan

    Ralph Greenspan

    Professor
    Neurobiology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Sleep and circadian rhythms in Drosophila and Paramecium

  • Alexander Kauffman

    Alexander Kauffman

    Associate Professor
    Reproductive Medicine - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Circadian and seasonal regulation of reproduction

  • Katja Lamia

    Katja Lamia

    Assistant Professor
    Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
    Research areas: Circadian rhythms and metabolism in mammals

  • Pamela Mellon

    Pamela Mellon

    Distinguished Professor
    Reproductive Medicine - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Rhythms in mammalian reproduction

  • Dorothy D. Sears

    Dorothy D. Sears

    Associate Professor
    Endocrinology and Metabolism - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research Areas: Eating behaviors, obesity & chronic disease risk

Sleep & Cognition

  • Sonia Ancoli-Israel

    Sonia Ancoli-Israel

    Professor Emeritus
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Sleep and circadian rhythms in chronic illness

  • Paula Desplats

    Paula Desplats

    Assistant Professor
    Neurosciences, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Epigenetic regulation of circadian clock genes in dementia

  • William Joiner

    William Joiner

    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Sleep and anesthesia sensitivity in Drosophila

  • Atul Malhotra

    Atul Malhotra

    Professor
    Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Sleep apnea pathogenesis and pathophysiology

  • Timothy Rickard

    Timothy Rickard

    Associate Professor
    Psychology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Effects of circadian rhythms and sleeping on learning

  • Robert Owens

    Robert Owens

    Assistant Clinical Professor
    Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Sleep apnea and lung disease, Sleep and delirium in ICU

Mood

  • Davide Dulcis

    Davide Dulcis

    Associate Professor
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Activity-dependent neurotransmitter plasticity

  • John Kelsoe

    John Kelsoe

    Professor
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Circadian Clock Genes in Bipolar Disorder

  • Daniel Kripke

    Daniel Kripke

    Professor Emeritus
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Bright light treatment and human circadian genes

  • Michael McCarthy

    Michael McCarthy

    Assistant Professor
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Circadian clock abnormalities in psychiatric disorders

  • Caroline Nievergelt

    Caroline Nievergelt

    Associate Professor
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Role of circadian genes in human sleep & mood disorders

  • Barbara Parry

    Barbara Parry

    Professor
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Chronobiology of mood disorders in women

  • Nick Spitzer

    Nick Spitzer

    Distinguished Professor
    Neurobiology, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Neurotransmitter respecification and behavior

  • David Welsh

    David Welsh

    Associate Professor
    Psychiatry - School of Medicine, UC San Diego
    Research areas: Circadian rhythms in single mammalian cells

Affiliate Members

  • Todd C. Holmes

    Todd C. Holmes

    Professor
    Physiology & Biophysics - School of Medicine, UC Irvine
    Research areas: Neural circuits and behavior; circadian and visual circuits

  • Andy LiWang

    Andy LiWang

    Professor
    Quantitative and Systems Biology, UC Merced
    Research areas: Circadian mechanisms in cyanobacteria

  • Sara Mednick

    Sara Mednick

    Assistant Professor
    Psychology, UC Riverside
    Research areas: Role of sleep in human memory consolidation

  • Carrie Partch

    Carrie Partch

    Assistant Professor
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Cruz
    Research areas: Structural and mechanic studies of mammalian clock proteins