John Peever, PhD
Professor at University of Toronto
Professor Peever is the Director of the Centre for Biology Timing and Cognition at the University of Toronto. His research team uses optogenetic and pharmacogenetic methods to dissect the brain circuitry controlling behavioral arousal state, particularly sleep. This work will not only identify the pathways that trigger sleep and wakefulness, it will also be invaluable in understanding how a breakdown in brain circuits contributes to sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and REM sleep behavior disorder.