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Our sleep medicine physicians are recognized experts in sleep disorders treatment. To find the right doctor for you, connect with a customer care specialist at 310-794-1195.

Our primary interest is in understanding the evolution, function and disorders of REM sleep. A major focus of the laboratory is on the peptide hypocretin (orexin), whose loss is responsible for narcolepsy. Our work on the control of sleep and motor activity has relevance to an understanding of sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, restless legs syndrome and nocturnal bruxism.

For more information visit the UCLA Center for Sleep Research website.

Learn more about UCLA Sleep Research Opportunities.

Sleep Research Faculty

Dr. Ron Harper

Ronald Harper, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Phone
310-825-5303

Fax
310-825-2224

Jerome Siegel, Ph.D.

Jerome Siegel, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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Ronald E. Szymusiak

Professor, School of Medicine
Dennis J. McGinty, PhD

Dennis J. McGinty, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Psychology
 Mary Woo

Mary Woo

Professor, School of Nursing

Phone
310-206-2032

Fax
310-206-7433

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Chris Colwell, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Phone
310-206-3973

Fax
310-206-5060

Michael Irwin, MD

Michael Irwin, MD

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences