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Public Lecture: 'The Time of Your Life: Biological Clocks in Health and Disease'

May 19, 2017, 5PM-6PM

The Biology Department of York University and the Canadian Society for Chronobiology invite the public to a lecture given as part of the Third Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology from May 19 to 21 at York University.

The lecture will be given by Dr. Benjamin Rusak, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Dr. Rusak is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a University Research Professor at Dalhousie University.

During this public lecture, Dr. Rusak will describe how our daily (circadian) rhythms and the internal clocks that time them contribute to our normal physiological functions. The lecture will answer questions such as:

  • What impact does it have on our health when these clocks are disrupted?
  • How do our internal clocks affect our cardiovascular health?
  • Why do teenagers have trouble waking up early in the morning?
  • What happens to our bodies during jet lag and shift work?
  • How does the hormone melatonin regulate our clocks?

A reception with refreshments will be held after the lecture in the lobby of the LSB.


Location:103 Life Sciences Building
Sponsor:Department of Biology, York University, and Canadian Society for Chronobiology
Posted by:Patricia Lakin-Thomas
Web Sitehttp://www.chronobiocanada.com/cscevents
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