Michael D. Schwartz, Research Scientist, Neuroanatomy and Autism Research, Center for Neuroscience | SRI International

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Michael D. Schwartz

Research Scientist, Neuroanatomy and Autism Research, Center for Neuroscience

Michael Schwartz, Ph.D., focuses on the neurobiological substrates of sleep and circadian rhythms, and how alterations in these systems impact CNS function. In this role, he uses an integrated approach that includes behavioral, pharmacological, electrophysiological, and neuroanatomical assessments.

Prior to joining SRI, Schwartz was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, where he used models of forced internal desynchronization to study the functional organization of the circadian pacemaker. He did further postdoctoral studies at the University of Maryland, focusing on the role of ovarian steroid hormones in regulating the circadian organization of sleep.

Schwartz holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Michigan State University.

Michael D. Schwartz