Training Grant

CSCB is the home of a National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Research Training Grant T32 HL007909. 
This interdisciplinary training program encourages exposure of young scientists-in-training to the full spectrum of sleep research, from the lab bench to the bedside. An innovative partnership with sleep researchers at the University of Chicago allows pre- and post-doctoral trainees to have the “best of both worlds” (or both universities, in this case) and to learn about cutting-edge research from world leaders at both institutions.




Former CSCB Trainees

Former CSCB trainees have distinguished themselves by achieving excellent positions in academia, industry and government. Examples of former trainees include:


Position &
Years at CSCB

Current Position

Dr. Plamen Penev

PhD, 1995

Postdoc, 1995-97

Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism,
University of Chicago

Dr. Orfeu Buxton

PhD, 2000

Assistant Professor,
Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Neuroscientist,
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Daniel Kolker

PhD, 2001

Supervisory Patent Examiner, US Patent and Trademark Office

Dr. Leah Solberg Woods

PhD, 2002

Assistant Professor,
Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Aaron Laposky

Postdoc, 2001-05

NIH Program Officer

Dr. Ketema Paul

Postdoc, 2003-06

Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. He (Sarina) Yang

PhD, 2011

Research Scientist,
Quantapore Inc.

Dr. Deanna Arble

PhD, 2011

Postdoctoral Researcher,
University of Cincinnati


To Apply

To apply for the Training Grant
The training grant provides support for up to 4 pre-doctoral and 3 post-doctoral trainees per year.

Pre-doctoral students must be enrolled, in good standing, in a graduate program at either Northwestern University or the University of Chicago; be engaged in a research related to sleep; and be either a US citizen or permanent resident.

Post-doctoral trainees should be within 5 years of receipt of their doctoral degree and be either a US citizen or permanent resident.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Martha Hotz Vitaterna, Executive Program Director:

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