Paul Taghert, a professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received an Outstanding Investigator Award of nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study how the circadian clock orchestrates multiple biological cycles that operate at different phases.
Physiological and behavioral rhythms, such as sleep, hormone fluxes and eating, peak at scheduled, yet different, times. With this funding, the Taghert lab seeks to understand regulatory mechanisms governing such daily, polyphasic rhythms using the model genetic system Drosophila.
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