Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Research; Pharmacology
- Visiting address:
- Biomedicinskt centrum BMC, Husargatan 3
- Postal address:
- Box 591
751 24 UPPSALA
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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