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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Priyattam J. Shiromani

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $216,174
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


70 million Americans suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. Behavior, mood and memory deteriorate with sleep loss and it gets worse with continuing sleep deprivation. Sleep disturbance is a frequent and common complaint among our Veterans. Lack of sleep due to hyperarousal is one symptom of PTSD, but it is not known why Veterans with PTSD cannot fall asleep. My research focuses on identifying and mapping the brain neurons that induce sleep. The overall impact of my research is that it will pro...

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