Sleep Research Society &
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities
in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
2001 - V Edition
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Animal Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6045
Phone: (215) 898-8891
FAX: (215) 573-2004
Faculty (Name, Email address)
Richard J. Ross, M.D., Ph.D. (Psychiatry)
Larry D. Sanford, Ph.D. (Animal Biology)
Types of Training Available
Types of Funding Available:
4 NIH Training grants
2 NIH and 1 VA Grant
Current Trainees (Names and Email address):
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email):
Richard L. Horner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Tom DeBoer, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Larry D. Sanford, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Amy Silvestri, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Indiana-Purdue, Fort WaynePrimary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
We are part of the University's Institute of Neurological Sciences, which provides one of the premier training environments in the world.
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Morrison,A.R., L.D.Sanford, W.A.Ball, G.L.Mann, R.J.Ross, (1995). Stimulus-elicited behavior in rapid eye movement sleep without atonia. Behav. Neurosci., 109:972-979.
Sanford, L.D., S.M. Tejani-Butt, R.J. Ross, and A.R. Morrison, (1995). Amygdaloid control of alerting and behavioral arousal in rats: involvement of serotonergic mechanisms. Arch. ital. Biol., 134:81-99.
Sanford,L.D., S.M. Tejani-Butt, R.J. Ross, and A.R. Morrison, (1996). Elicited PGO waves in rats: lack of 5-HT (1A) [these are to be subscripted but cannot do on this e-mail system] inhibition in putative pontine generator region. Pharm. Biochem. & Behav., 53:323-327.
Horner, R.L., Sanford, L.D., Annis, D., Pack, A.I., and Morrison, A.R. (1997). Serotonin at the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus suppresses rapid-eye movement sleep in freely moving rats. J. Neurosci., 17:7541-7552.
Horner, R.L., Sanford, L.D., Pack, A.I., Morrison, A.R. (1997). Activation of a distinct arousal state immediately after spontaneous awakening from sleep. Brain Res., 778:126-133.
Zagrodzka, J., Hedberg, C.E., Mann, G.L., Morrison, A.R. (1998). Contrasting expressions of aggressive behavior released by lesions of the central nucleus of the amygdala during wakefulness and rapid eye movement sleep without atonia. Behav. Neurosci., 793: 305-310.
DeBoer, T., Sanford, L.D., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R. (1998). Effects of electrical stimulation in the amygdala on ponto-geniculo- occipital waves in rats. Brain Res., 793: 305-310.
Hunt, W.K., Ross, R.J., Sanford, L.D., Morrison, A.R. and Pack, A.I. (1998). Elicited ponto-geniculo-occipital waves and phasic suppression of the diaphragm activity in sleep and wakefulness. J. Appl. Physiol. 84: 2106-2114.
DeBoer, T., Sanford, L.D., Ross, R.J. and Morrison, A.R. (1999). Electrical stimulation in the amygdala increases the amplitude of elicited PGO waves. Physiol. & Behav. 66: 19-124.
Morrison, W.R., Sanford, L.D. and Ross, R.J. (2000). The amygdala: a critical modulator of sensory influences on sleep. Biol. Signal.& Recept. In press.
Sanford, L.D., Silvestri, A.J., Ross, R.J. and Morrison, A.R. (2000). Influence of fear-conditioning on elicited ponto-geniculo-ocipital waves and rapid eye movement sleep. Arch. Ital . Biol., In press.
Sanford, l.D., Cheng, C.S., Silvestri, A.J., Tang, X., Mann, G.L., Ross, R.J. and Morrison, A.R. (2000). Sleep behavior in rats with pontine lesions producing REM without atonia. Sleep Res. Online, In press.
www link for the Lab
Web site: http://phl.vet.upenn.edu/~armsleepFaculty Research Interests