Trainee Profile

Vetrivelan Ramalingam, PhD

Research Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Society Memberships

Society for Neuroscience
Sleep Research Society
Indian Society for Sleep Research
Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India

Research Unit(s)

Systems Neurobiology Group

Research Interests

I am interested in the neural control of sleep-wakefulness and body temperature and their interrelationship. I am also interested in cognitive and metabolic consequences of sleep loss.


Selected Publications

Pedersen NP, Fuller PM, Lu J, Saper CB. In the flicker of an eye.
J Physiol. 2008 Jul 15;586(14):3305-6. [PMID: 18625803]

Kumar VM, Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN. Noradrenergic afferents and receptors in the medial preoptic area: neuroanatomical and neurochemical links between the regulation of sleep and body temperature.
Neurochem Int. 2007 May;50(6):783-90. [PMID: 17403554]

Kumar VM, Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN. Alpha-1 adrenergic receptors in the medial preoptic area are involved in the induction of sleep.
Neurochem Res. 2006 Aug;31(8):1095-102. [PMID: 16933152]

Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN, Kumar VM. Tonic activity of alpha1 adrenergic receptors of the medial preoptic area contributes towards increased sleep in rats.
Neuroscience. 2006;139(3):1141-51. [PMID: 16533567]

Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN, Kumar VM. Sleep induction and temperature lowering by medial preoptic alpha(1) adrenergic receptors.
Physiol Behav. 2006 Apr 15;87(4):707-13. [PMID: 16529782]

Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN, Kumar VM. Unmasking of alpha1 adrenoceptor induced hypnogenic response from medial preoptic area.
Physiol Behav. 2005 Mar 31;84(4):641-50. [PMID: 15811400]

Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN, Kumar VM. Repeated intracerebral microinjections: efficacy in studying brain functions.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2004 Oct;48(4):471-5. [PMID: 15907057]

Vetrivelan R, Mallick HN, Kumar VM. Changes in body temperature and sleep-wakefulness after intrapreoptic injection of methoxamine in rats.
Neural Plast. 2003;10(4):267-78. [PMID: 15152981]

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