Chemistry Professor to Study Sleep and Other Circadian Disorders

Last Updated on March 31, 2014 at 10:47 am

Chuan “River” Xiao, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $453,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund his four-year study, “Dissecting the Molecular Regulatory Mechanism of Mammalian Circadian Core Components.” The study’s goal is to develop new therapeutic strategies against circadian disorders such as cognitive malfunctions, hormone production disturbances, sleeping disorders, and digestive systems problems that impair human health.

Xiao joined UTEP in 2008. His research interests are marine virus, common cold virus, and the mammalian circadian system.

This grant is a Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance Award (SC3).

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