Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: The Science of Narcolepsy

Science nerds, this one’s for you! Project Sleep and special guest Dr. Thomas Scammell, MD dove into the neurobiology of narcolepsy and type 1 v. type 2 v. idiopathic hypersomnia in our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live event “The Science of Narcolepsy” on August 25th, 2021.

The Science of Narcolepsy Podcast

The Science of Narcolepsy Toolkit

Narcolepsy Nerd Alert toolkits accompany each broadcast. The toolkits are designed for people living with narcolepsy and their loved ones to offer new tools, tips, and perspectives on navigating narcolepsy.

The Science of Narcolepsy Video

Meet Our Guest:

Dr. Thomas Scammell, MD received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he trained in internal medicine.  He also completed a residency in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Scammell is a Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Neurology, Nature, Cell, and Neuron, and was a Deputy Editor of SLEEP.  He was a member of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders Task Force, the Sleep Research Society Board of Directors and the APSS Program Committee.

The author of over 150 journal articles and chapters, Dr. Scammell has lectured both nationally and internationally on narcolepsy and the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness. His current research interests include identifying how loss of orexin signaling results in sleepiness and cataplexy, development of new medications for narcolepsy, interactions of sleep and pain, and sleep disorders in Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Project Sleep’s live broadcast series Narcolepsy Nerd Alert takes a deeper dive into specific topics related to narcolepsy. Hosted by award-winning geek Julie Flygare, each live event invites fellow #NarcolepsyNerds to explore unique aspects of the narcolepsy experience, contemplate bold questions, and learn from each other.

Tune in to Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live events on Project Sleep’s Facebook page on the last Wednesday of every month. View all broadcasts and explore upcoming topics on our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert page.

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