J. Christopher Ehlen, Ph.D.

J. Christopher Ehlen, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor


Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center F14
Phone: (404) 752-1826
E-mail: jehlen@msm.edu


Georgia State University

Kent State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology  

State University of New York at Albany
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Research Interests

The genetic regulation of sleep

The role of sleep in behavioral responses to stress

Circadian Rhythms



Ehlen, J.C., Brager, A.J., Baggs, J., Pinckney, L., Gray, C.L., DeBruyne, J.P., Esser, K.E., Takahashi, J.S., Paul, K.N. (2017) Bmal1 function in skeletal muscle regulates sleep. eLife. e26557. PMID: 28726633

Brager, A.J., Heemstra, L., Bhambra, R., Ehlen, J.C., Esser, K.A., Paul, K.N., Novak, C.M. (2017) Homeostatic effects of exercise and sleep on metabolic processes in mice with an overexpressed skeletal muscle clock. Biocheme 32, 161-165. PMID: 27916643.

Ehlen, J.C.*
, Jones, K.A.*, Pinckney, L, Gray, C.L., Burette, S., Weinberg, R.J., Evans, J.A., Brager, A.J., Zylka, M.J., Paul, K.N, Philpot, B.D., DeBruyne, J.P. (2015) Maternal Ube3a loss disrupts sleep homeostasis but leaves circadian rhythmicity largely intact. The Journal of Neuroscience. 35 (40): 13587-13598. PMID: 4595617.

Hummer, D.L., Ehlen, J.C., Larkin, T.E., McNeill, J.K., Pamplin, J.R., Walker, C.A., Walker, P.V., Dhanraj, D.R., Albers, H.E. (2015) Sustained activation of GABAA receptors in the suprachiasmatic nucleus mediates light-induced phase delays of the circadian clock: a novel function of ionotropic receptors. European Journal of Neuroscience. European Journal of Neuroscience 42(2), 1830-1838. PMID: 25865743.

Ehlen J.C.
, Jefferson F, Brager A.J., Benveniste, M.J., Paul, K.N. (2013) Period-amplitude analysis reveals wake-dependent changes in the electroencephalogram during sleep deprivation. SLEEP 2013; 36(11):1723-1735. PMID: 24179307.

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