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Finding Genius Podcast

Mar 21, 2023

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Colleen A. McClung, a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the Director of the NIDA-funded Center for Adolescent Reward, Rhythms, and Sleep – a translational center dedicated to understanding the contribution of sleep and circadian disruptions to addiction vulnerability in adolescents.

As a renowned leader in her field, Dr. McClung focuses her research on the molecular mechanisms of bipolar disorder, major depression, and drug addiction. By studying the interconnectivity between these psychiatric disorders and the circadian clock, Dr. McClung has made many fascinating discoveries – some you may never have guessed…

Join in now to find out:

  • What the body’s “molecular clock” is made up of.
  • The two major processes that control sleep. 
  • What happens to your brain when you fall asleep.
  • Factors that can negatively affect your circadian rhythm.

To learn more about Dr. McClung and her research, click here now!

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