We are the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Lab, based out of Simon Fraser University's Department of Psychology and founded in 1988 by Dr. Ralph Mistlberger. From innovative uses of transgenic mice to shiftwork studies sponsored by government agencies, Mistlberger and his students continue to cover new ground in the field of chronobiology and neuroscience. We hope to gain an understanding of how food availability, behavioural regulation, and sleep loss mechanisms influence circadian rhythms and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

Our research

Research in the circadian rhythms laboratory at Simon Fraser University seeks to understand the functions and neurobiological mechanisms of circadian clocks and sleep in mammals.

Current studies

Learn more about the latest work being done in the lab.

Interested in joining the lab?

We have various research positions available that are suitable for students at all levels, as well as opportunities to participate in our research studies.