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Frank A.J.L. Scheer, Ph.D.

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Utrecht University, Utrecht, The NetherlandsBS05/1995Biology
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The NetherlandsMSc05/1997Neurophysiology
Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsPhD01/2003Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USAPostdoctoral06/2005Sleep Medicine
2005 - 2007
Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Sleep Foundation
Young Investigator Neurology Section Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Alliance Chronosleep Award, European Sleep Research Society
Finalist Helgi Kristbjarnarson's Award, European Sleep Research Society
Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
1st Place Clinical Research Young Investigator Award, National Sleep Foundation/Sleep Research Socie
Neal Miller Award, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Young Investigator Award, Honorable Mention, Sleep Research Society
Nominated for the 2013-2014 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award, Harvard Medical School
Nominated for 2014-2015 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School
Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, Sleep Research Society
Pillars of Excellence Award, Mass General Brigham
Mrosovsky Keynote Lecture Award, Canadian Society for Chronobiology

Dr. Frank A.J.L. Scheer is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), a Senior Neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and the Director of the Medical Chronobiology Program (MCP) at BWH, Boston. Dr. Scheer’s work focuses on influences of the endogenous circadian system and its disruption—such as with shift work—on cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic regulation and disease states, including hypertension, asthma, obesity, and diabetes. Since 2005, Dr. Scheer has been funded continuously as Principal Investigator by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Scheer has received numerous scientific awards, including the Young Investigator Award by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Neal Miller Award by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the Sleep Research Society. Dr. Scheer is an Editorial Board Member of several peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease, the Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, and Chronobiology International, and is an Associate Editor at the journals SLEEP and Frontiers in Sleep.

- Undergraduate: Taneisha Benjamin, 2005; Thomas J. Shea, 2006-2007; Anna Dowdle, 2006-2008; Grace McKay-Corkum, 2012; Isadora Bozzi, 2012-2013; Lucas Vargas, 2013; Seth Morrison, 2019; Charles Zimmerman, 2023-2024.
- Masters: Mariya Kogan, 2007-2008; Kirk Krogsted, 2007-2013; Noortje Trienekens, 2011-2012; Ann-Cathrin Plennis, 2015;
- PhD student: Stefan E. Knapen, 2018 (internship); Yolanda Larriba, 2019 (internship); Olga Minaeva, 2021 (internship), Phillip Alexander Keller Andersen 2022-2023 (internship).
- Post-doctoral: Anne-Marie Chang, PhD, 2005 - 2011; Kun Hu, PhD, 2006-2007; Mikhail Litinski, MD, 2008-2009; Christopher J. Morris, PhD, 2010-2015; Wenli Zhang, MD 2011-2012; Matthew Butler, PhD 2011-2013; David Barr, PhD 2013-2015; Jingyi Qian, PhD 2015-2020; Andrew McHill, PhD 2016-2017; Sarah Chellappa, PhD 2016-2019; Nina Vujovic, PhD, 2017-2022; Ivy Cheung Mason, PhD, 2018-2023; Raphael Knaier, PhD, 2020-2022; Han-Chow Koh, PhD, 2022-present; Arman Arab, PhD, 2023-present.
- Junior Faculty: Lei Gao, MD 2018-2020; Jingyi Qian, PhD 2020-present; Jacqueline M. Lane, PhD 2018-2023; Fransisco Romo-Nava, MD, PhD 2020-2024; Kelly Zuromski, PhD 2020-2024; Eline H. van Roekel, PhD 2022-2025.

- Course Co-Director (with Charles A. Czeisler), MCB 186, Sleep and Circadian Clocks: from Biology to Public Health, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
- General Education Course Co-Director (with Charles A. Czeisler), Gen Ed 1038, Sleep, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

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  1. R01HL167746 (SCHEER, FRANK A) Aug 1, 2023 - Jul 31, 2027
    Effect of high fat diet on the circadian system and on circadian rhythms in energy intake and expenditure
    Role Description: The major goals of this project are to determine whether macronutrient intake will alter the circadian system and thereby rhythms of energy balance regulation in human.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01HL164454 (SCHEER, FRANK A) Jul 10, 2023 - Jun 30, 2028
    Effect of temporal distribution of macronutrient intake on metabolism
    Role Description: The major goals of this project are to determine whether the temporal distribution of macronutrient intake will affect metabolism in humans.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01HL153969 (SCHEER, FRANK A) Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2026
    Food Timing to Mitigate Adverse Consequences of Night Work
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01HL140574 (SCHEER, FRANK A) Sep 15, 2017 - May 31, 2023
    Role of Meal Timing in Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery in Obese Individuals
    Role Description: The major goals of this project are to determine whether the temporal distribution of macronutrient intake will affect metabolism in humans.
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  5. R01DK105072 (SAXENA, RICHA) Jun 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Impact of Malatonin, Food Timing and Receptor Variant on Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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