The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Stanford Center
for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
3165 Porter Drive, MC 5480
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Stanford Sleep Medicine Center (Clinic)
450 Broadway Street,
Pavilion B, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Breakthrough Discovery by the Pasca Lab!

The Pasca lab and collaborators have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the human cerebral cortex starting from skins cells. This approach makes functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases in a dish.  Read more about this exciting discovery or read the full Nature Methods paper.

Recent Publications

Stanford has driven considerable growth in sleep research and treatment.  The many research labs that comprise the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine study all aspects of sleep ranging from genetic studies to informatics. Read more about some of our findings that have been recently published.

Message from the Director

“Sleep restores not only the brain but also the entire body, and sleep disorders have important connections with all areas of medicine.”



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Dr Mignot's Narcoleptic Puppy


About the Sleep Center

Read more about our innovative program that combines research, clinical and educational programs to advance the field of sleep medicine and improve patient care.

NSF Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Emmanuel Mignot is this year's recipient of the National Sleep Foundation's (NSF) Life Time Achievement Award. To celebrate, there will be a CME Conference on March 6th, 2015 at Stanford University. On-line registration is now open!

Learn More about Dr. Pasca

Dr. Pasca, who recently joined the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine was the topic of a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative article.



Donate to the Sleep Program

However, the field is still young and less widely recognized than more established areas of medicine. Vital work is needed, but funding from traditional sources is limited. Donate to the program to help us expand sleep research and patient care.

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