July 20, 2021

Margit Burmeister, Srijan Sen, Danny Forger, and student Jonathan Tyler published an article showing that people’s genetic make-up – specifically their genes related to circadian clock and sleep – affect how fast they adjust to the DST change

People who genetically tend to be “early birds” adjust within days, while people who are genetically “night owls” take more than a week to adjust to DST.

Margit Burmeister

Margit Burmeister, Ph.D.

Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Co-Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Professor of Human Genetics
Research Professor in Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Psychiatry
Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.

Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.

CCMB Affiliate Faculty
Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences
Daniel Forger, Ph.D.

Daniel Forger, Ph.D.

Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor of Mathematics