J. Christopher Ehlen, Ph.D.

J. Christopher Ehlen, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology

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

Education

POSTGRADUATE:
Georgia State University
Fellowship: 
Neuroscience  

GRADUATE:
Kent State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology  

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

Research Interests

The genetic regulation of sleep

The role of sleep in behavioral responses to stress

Circadian Rhythms

 

Publications

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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