This is the Brown Lab. We study the molecular mechanisms of mammalian biological clocks and the ways in which they control behavior and physiology. Our lab and three others (Prof. Irene Tobler, Prof. Peter Achermann, PD Dr. HansPeter Landolt) form a core expertise in Chronobiolgy and Sleep Research at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Our approach is a broad one, and includes everything from in-vitro biochemistry and cell biology of cultured cells, to transgenic and knock-out mouse models, to genetic and clinical studies involving human beings.
On this website, you can find a variety of general information about circadian clocks, as well as descriptions of specific projects in the lab, our recent publications, and a photo gallery of group members.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of the members of the lab. If you are thinking of joining us, open positions are listed on the Institute main page.