Phyllis C. Zee, M.D., Ph.D.
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Dr. Phyllis C. Zee, M.D., Ph.D
Phyllis C. Zee, M.D., Ph.D is an associate director at the Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology, Northwestern University School of Medicine. She is also an associate professor of neurobiology and physiology at the Northwestern University School of Medicine Institute for Neuroscience and a National Sleep Foundation board member.
The focus of Dr. Zee's research is to study the effects of aging on sleep and circadian rhythms. As a Brookdale National Fellow, she conducted studies, which demonstrate that non-pharmacological interventions such as structured bright light/dark cycles, activity and socialization programs can substantially improve nocturnal sleep and daytime performance of the elderly in assisted living environments. In addition, her laboratory is studying the genetic control of sleep and circadian rhythms.
Dr. Zee received her PhD in 1980 and her MD degree in 1983 from the Chicago Medical School. After completing her residency training in neurology at Northwestern University, she became a National Institutes of Health-sponsored post-doctoral fellow in neurobiology and physiology at Northwestern University.
In 1989, she joined the faculty of the department of neurology at Northwestern University, where she is the director of the sleep disorders program.
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