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Satchin Panda

Satchin Panda is a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm research. He is a professor in the Regulatory Biology Department at the Salk Institute and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Panda is a Pew Scholar and a recipient of the Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research. His laboratory uses genetic, genomics, biochemical, and behavioral approaches to identify genes under circadian regulation in different organs and to understand the mechanism of such regulation. His lab also tries to characterize the mechanism by which the circadian oscillator is synchronized to the natural light-dark condition. In addition to his molecular work, Panda is also very interested in how molecular understanding of circadian rhythms translates to the real world. Panda’s lab discovered that confining caloric consumption to an eight- to twelve-hour period might stave off high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity.  These findings and others related to the body’s circadian rhythms are described in his book, The Circadian Code.

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