Data Science/Bio: Circadian Rhythms
Join the Data Science and Biology Departments for the talk "Circadian Rhythms: A Window into the Brain" from Dr. Christina Reynolds, Ph.D., on Tuesday 1/24 in SH114 at 12:30pm. Pizza will be provided!
About the talk
The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock that cycles us between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. Changes in circadian rhythms can signal the onset of neurological disease, especially conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Using technology developed at the Oregon Center for Technology and Aging, it is possible to capture the strength of circadian rhythms using unobtrusive methods over long periods of time. The data collected from these sensors and circadian rhythm analysis offers important insights into patient health without requiring expensive or inconvenient testing procedures.
For the past seven years, Dr. Reynolds has been working for the neurology Department of Oregon Health and Science University, as a data scientist studying the neuroscience of sleep.