Welcome to the Chung lab!

We are located at the Department of Neuroscience and the Chronobiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

The goal of our lab is to identify the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms controlling sleep, and to understand how these are interconnected with the neural circuits regulating emotional states in health and disease. To accomplish this, we employ a multi-disciplinary approach including optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology, deep brain calcium imaging, virus-mediated circuit mapping and gene profiling.