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dr. P. Meerlo

Assistant Professor Neurobiology
dr. P. Meerlo

The phylogeny and ecology of sleep

The role of sleep in neuronal plasticity and memory formation

The neurobiological consequences of restricted or disrupted sleep

Effects of stress on biological clocks and circadian rhythmicty


Current PhD projects under my (co-)supervision:

Sjoerd van Hasselt: The ecology of sleep (Co-supervision with Theunis Piersma and Niels Rattenborg; expected completion: 2020).

Maria Rusche: Plasticity of avian sleep (Co-supervision with Simon Verhulst and Niels Rattenborg; expected completion: 2018).

Simone Ota: Social stress effects on sleep and circadian rhythms (Co-supervision with Deborah Suchecki; expected completion: 2018).


The following PhD projects were completed under my (co-) supervision:

Jeanine Kamphuis (2017): Sleep loss and aggression (Co-supervised with Jaap Koolhaas and Marike Lancel).

Wieteke Beerling (2014): Interpreting the consequences of acute sleep deprivation: stress physiology as mediator (Co-supervised with Jaap Koolhaas and Pim Drinkenburg).

Henriette Hulshof (2012): Early life influences, sex differences and stress vulnerability (Co-supervised with Paul Luiten and Hans den Boer).

Paulien Barf (2012): Metabolic consequences of sleep restriction in rats (Co-supervised with Anton Scheurink).

Arianna Novati (2012): Sleep loss, brain vulnerability and psychopathology: experimental studies on the neurobiological consequences of chronic sleep restriction in rats (Co-supervised with Jaap Koolhaas).

Roelina Hagewoud (2010): Sleep and memory: behavioral and molecular consequences of sleep deprivation (Co-supervised with Jaap Koolhaas).

Viktor Roman (2007): Neurobiological and functional consequences of chronic partial sleep deprivation: the role of the serotonergic system (Co-supervised with Paul Luiten).

Katalin M. Horvath (2003): Adult vulnerability to neurodegeneration: Impact of neonatal handling, neuropeptides, and adult estrogen treatment (Co-supervised with Paul Luiten).


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