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Erin Gibson

Erin Gibson

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Psychology/Neuroscience (2011)
B.S., Duke University, Psychology/Neuroscience (2005)
Erin Gibson received her Bachelors of Science from Duke University in 2005 majoring in Psychology/Neuroscience. She received her PhD under Dr. Lance Kriegsfeld at the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 studying the role of the circadian system in homeostatic processes, including neuroendocrine, immune and neural stem cell regulation. As a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Dr. Michelle Monje at Stanford University, Dr. Gibson studied the effect of in vivo neuronal activity on myelin microstructure in health and disease such as the dysmyelinating disorder associated with chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment. Her lab focuses on understanding how glial cells modulate neural circuits throughout development and in diseases such as autism, multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment. The Gibson lab aims to discern how the circadian system influences glial form and function throughout life.