2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Craig Heller, Biology

Photo of Meagan Shinbashi.Meagan’s project focuses on the interaction between sleep and circadian rhythms, and how sleep deprivation interferes with learning and memory. She uses Novel Object Recognition training in mice to test if sleep during the rest phase of the circadian cycle is critical for learning, and hypothesizes that sleep deprivation during this phase will result in learning impairment.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Significance of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Learning and Memory

Meagan Shinbashi1, Amy Xu1, Bayara Chuluun1, H. Craig Heller1
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University]