This project was carried out largely in the fall of 2017, although the basic idea originated from Dr. LeBourgeois’s presentation at the Integrative Physiology Colloquium on Oct. 10, 2016. The study featured in this piece was accepted for publication in early 2018 and received some publicity soon after. Her departmental page provides a one-page summary of her research, but you’ll find more information about her recent research at the Sleep and Development Lab website. Her lab also maintains a facebook page.
This is the first piece in this series that spotlights a graduate student — the study was a major part of Dr. Akacem’s dissertation research, so it was important to include her as co-narrator.