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dr. P. Meerlo

Assistant Professor Neurobiology

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:

Xiangpan Kong: Social stress effects on circadian organization and peripheral clocks (Co-supervision with Roelof Hut; expected completion: 2023).

Youri Bolsius: Memory and plasticity impairments associated with sleep deprivation (Co-supervision with Robbert Havekes and Martien Kas; expected completion: 2022).

Sjoerd van Hasselt: The ecology of sleep (Co-supervision with Theunis Piersma and Niels Rattenborg; expected completion: 2021).


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

Frank Raven (2020): Sleep as a synaptic architect (Co-supervision with Robbert Havekes and Eddy van de Zee)

Simone Ota (2019): Chronic social stress and the circadian system (Co-supervision with Deborah Suchecki).

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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