December 13, 2017

Dr. Dinesh Pal, Ph.D., Awarded a New R01 from the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Dinesh Pal, Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and member of the Center for Consciousness Science, has been awarded a new R01 from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanistic underpinnings of the interactions between sleep homeostasis and sedation. Dr. Pal will employ sophisticated techniques including high-density EEG in rodents and multi-neuroanalyte monitoring using mass spectrometry to answer a fundamental question: if and how sedatives can provide a sleep-like state. Dr. George Mashour, Professor of Anesthesiology and Senior Associate Chair for Research, is a co-investigator on the grant.