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overview I obtained my doctoral training in statistical physics with a specific focus on nonlinear dynamic analysis and fractal physiology. During the first 5 years of my postdoctoral training, I have essentially involved in human experimental studies in two laboratories: Medical Chronobiology Program under the supervision of Dr. Steven Shea and Dr. Frank Scheer in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at BWH (sleep/circadian physiology); and SAFE (Syncope and Falls in the Elderly) Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Vera Novak in the Division of Gerontology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) (for aging research). Between 2009-2011, I continued my advanced training in sleep/circadian physiology at BWH while learning about animal models involving neural lesions and gene knockouts in Dr. Clifford Saper’s lab in the Department of Neurology at BIDMC and in system biology under the guidance of Prof. Walter Fontana in the Department of System Biology at Harvard University. With my multidisciplinary training, I have been promoting the application of the concepts/methods derived from statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics in medicine during the last 16 years. To foster such translational research in sleep medicine, I established Medical Biodynamics Program (MBP) in the Division of Sleep Medicine at HMS (https://sleep.hms.harvard.edu/research/labs-divisions/medical-biodynamics-program-mbp). My research over the last decade years has been continuously funded by the NIH (K99 HL102241, R00 HL102241, R01AG048108, RF1AG059867, RF1AG064312). The on-going projects in our group are aimed to understand the physiological impacts of Alzheimer's disease, and to develop cost-efficient, non-invasive biomarkers for predicting and monitoring the progression of the disease.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.