Christian Benedict

Researcher at Department of Surgical Sciences, Functional Pharmacology and neuroscience

Email:
christian.benedict[AT-sign]neuro.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 4326+46-70 4250215
Visiting address:
Room B1:2 BMC, Husargatan 3
751 24 Uppsala
Postal address:
Kirurgiska vetenskaper, Box 593
751 24 Uppsala

Short presentation

Academic merits: PhD, Associate Professor

Keywords: diabetes sleep deprivation sleep obesity alzheimer memory lifestyle experiments cohort circadian disruption circadian aging


2022-present: PI of the Sleep Research Laboratory, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.

2014-2021: Associate Professor of Neuroscience & PI of the Sleep Research Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.

2010 – 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.

2008-2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neuroendocrinology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck Germany.

2003-2008: Ph.D. student, Department of Neuroendocrinology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck Germany (supervisor: Jan Born).

1999-2001: Research assistant, Department of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.

Benedict is an associate professor in neuroscience. He has published 150 scientific articles. His group studies the health consequences of sleep and circadian disruption. Work from his sleep lab has uncovered several mechanisms through which sleep-disrupting conditions increase the risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. For example, his team has demonstrated that men with chronic sleep disturbances have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.

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Christian Benedict