Robert Moore, MD, PhD

Robert Y. Moore, MD, PhD
Love Family Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Awarded in celebration of the life and work of Robert Y. Moore, visionary cartographer of the circadian clock and the brain pathways that set and transmit its ticks

  • Locator of the master circadian clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus, and of the intricate wiring linking the clock with other brain regions
  • Discoverer of the central role of the brain’s circadian clock for timing daily rhythms of brain, body and behavior
  • Illuminator of a direct pathway from the retina to the circadian clock, through which the brain’s clock is kept in synch with the solar day
  • Revealer of the inner structure of the brain’s clock, its core, its shell and its peptidergic signals
  • Pioneer in exploring the waxing and waning of brain metabolism with sleep and wake
  • Nestor-like, wise and inspiring mentor and guide to a distinguished generation of researchers

Harvard Medical School
Division of Sleep Medicine
2010 Annual Prize in Sleep Medicine Recipient

See more information about the 2010 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner.