Dr. Thomas Kilduff

Center Director Center for Neuroscience at SRI International, Palo Alto, California, US

Title: The Nociceptin/orphanin FQ /NOP Receptor System:  Another Neuropeptide System Involved in Sleep/Wake Control?

Thomas Kilduff, Ph.D., is an expert in the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness, sleep disorders, and the biological clock. Kilduff was co-first author on the paper that originally described hypocretin/orexin (Hcrt), a neuropeptide system that stimulates arousal and is involved in wakefulness regulation. In addition to basic research on sleep, his group conducts in vitro and in vivo pharmacology studies related to the development of new medications for the treatment of sleep disorders. Government agencies, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies have supported this research. Kilduff has authored or co-authored more than 200 published abstracts, scientific articles, and book chapters.

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