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Education/Academic qualification

Biological Sciences, PhD, Stanford University

… → 1973

Biology, BS, Michigan State University

… → 1969

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Grants 2001 2022

Project 3 - Turek

Turek, F. W. & Zee, P. C.

National Institute on Aging


Project: Research project

Metabolic Diseases
Circadian Rhythm
Molecular Biology
Gene Regulatory Networks
Organized Financing
Space Flight
Gene Expression
Social Adjustment

Research Output 1971 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Distinct ipRGC subpopulations mediate light’s acute and circadian effects on body temperature and sleep

Rupp, A. C., Ren, M., Altimus, C. M., Fernandez, D. C., Richardson, M., Turek, F. W., Hattar, S. & Schmidt, T. M., Jul 1 2019, In : eLife. 8, e44358.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Body Temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Gene Regulatory Networks
Parkinson Disease
Corpus Striatum

Reproducible changes in the gut microbiome suggest a shift in microbial and host metabolism during spaceflight

Jiang, P., Green, S. J., Chlipala, G. E., Turek, F. W. & Vitaterna, M. H., Aug 9 2019, In : Microbiome. 7, 1, 113.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Space Flight
Microbial Genes
19 Citations (Scopus)

The NASA twins study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight

Garrett-Bakelman, F. E., Darshi, M., Green, S. J., Gur, R. C., Lin, L., Macias, B. R., McKenna, M. J., Meydan, C., Mishra, T., Nasrini, J., Piening, B. D., Rizzardi, L. F., Sharma, K., Siamwala, J. H., Taylor, L., Vitaterna, M. H., Afkarian, M., Afshinnekoo, E., Ahadi, S., Ambati, A. & 62 others, Arya, M., Bezdan, D., Callahan, C. M., Chen, S., Choi, A. M. K., Chlipala, G. E., Contrepois, K., Covington, M., Crucian, B. E., De Vivo, I., Dinges, D. F., Ebert, D. J., Feinberg, J. I., Gandara, J. A., George, K. A., Goutsias, J., Grills, G. S., Hargens, A. R., Heer, M., Hillary, R. P., Hoofnagle, A. N., Hook, V. Y. H., Jenkinson, G., Jiang, P., Keshavarzian, A., Laurie, S. S., Lee-McMullen, B., Lumpkins, S. B., MacKay, M., Maienschein-Cline, M. G., Melnick, A. M., Moore, T. M., Nakahira, K., Patel, H. H., Pietrzyk, R., Rao, V., Saito, R., Salins, D. N., Schilling, J. M., Sears, D. D., Sheridan, C. K., Stenger, M. B., Tryggvadottir, R., Urban, A. E., Vaisar, T., Van Espen, B., Zhang, J., Ziegler, M. G., Zwart, S. R., Charles, J. B., Kundrot, C. E., Scott, G. B. I., Bailey, S. M., Basner, M., Feinberg, A. P., Lee, S. M. C., Mason, C. E., Mignot, E., Rana, B. K., Smith, S. M., Snyder, M. P. & Turek, F. W., Jan 1 2019, In : Science. 364, 6436, eaau8650.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Space Flight
Twin Studies

Trait-like vulnerability of higher-order cognition and ability to maintain wakefulness during combined sleep restriction and circadian misalignment

Sprecher, K. E., Ritchie, H. K., Burke, T. M., Depner, C. M., Smits, A. N., Dorrestein, P. C., Fleshner, M., Knight, R., Lowry, C. A., Turek, F. W., Vitaterna, M. H. & Wright, K. P., Aug 1 2019, In : Sleep. 42, 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access