Erik Musiek, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of NeurologyWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
My lab investigates how the circadian system influences glial function, neuroinflammation, protein aggregation, and synaptic injury in age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzhiemer Disease. We have an interest in characterizing novel circadian and non-circadian regulators of glial activation in AD and related dementias, and in leveraging the therapeutic potential of the circadian clock. I am also a practicing neurologist with a clinical specialization in dementias, and a clinical researcher in the Knight AD Research Center at Washington University. Finally, I am co-director of the Center On Biological Rhythms And Sleep (COBRAS), a new multi-disciplinary center at WashU focused on translational research on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in disease.