Academic merits: PhD, Associate Professor
Keywords: diabetes sleep deprivation sleep obesity alzheimer memory lifestyle experiments cohort circadian disruption circadian aging
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2014-present Associate Professor of Neuroscience & PI of the Sleep Research Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.
2010 – 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, 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.
My research focuses on the crosstalk between the brain and peripheral pathways involved in body weight regulation and nutrient metabolism, and how this crosstalk is affected by lifestyle changes (e.g. sleep loss). For example, my lab at Uppsala University (www.benedictlab.org) has uncovered several mechanisms through which sleep loss may drive the development of metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. To increase public awareness of the importance of sleep for mental and physical health, I have written a popular-scientific book. I was also involved in organizing the 2019 annual meeting of the Swedish Society of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine, and so am I now regarding the organization of the Keystone Symposium on “Sleep and Circadian Rhythms – Maintaining the Tempo for Optimal Health”.
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