Amita Sehgal, PhD, on Using Fruit Flies for Sleep Research


In this podcast, Amita Sehgal, PhD, talks about using small-animal models, such as fruit fly models, to determine how and why we sleep. Do flies actually sleep? Listen in to find out!

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Amita Sehgal, PhD, is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Penn Chronobiology Program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.