Resources and News

Circadian Resources


·       Circadian tutorial. A good place to start! A brief lesson with links to several useful tutorials.

·       Clockwork genes. Geared towards high schoolers, includes online animations and video of lectures by Drs. Joe Takahashi and Michael Rosbash, produced by the HHMI.

·       BIO 4031. Biological Clocks at Washington University by Dr. Erik Herzog.

·       Mammalian clock. Animation of the molecular basis of the murine circadian clock.

·       Fly clock. Animation of the molecular basis of the Drosophila circadian clock.

·       Photoperiodism in mammals. A summary by Dr. Bruce Goldman.


News. Biological timing is often in the news. Try an internet search for terms like "circadian", "biological clock", "body clock," "chronobiology", "sleep", or "chronotherapy".

NPR interview with Dr. Erik Herzog on Aug 12, 2013. Another interview on March 10, 2016.

An SfN Meet-the-Experts seminar by Dr. Herzog.

More recent news stories aggregated.


·       SRBR. The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms.

·       SfN. The Society for Neuroscience.

·       SRS. The Sleep Research Society.

·       SLTBR. The Society for Light Treatment and Biologial Rhythms.



·       CIRCA. Circadian gene expression in multiple cell and tissue types.

·       GenSat. Gene expression profiling. 

·       BioGPS. Gene expression profiling.

·       Allen Brain Atlas.

·       Mouse Genome Information.

·       Ye Zhang's glial gene expression database

·       Satchin Panda's SCN gene expression database