Alexandra Yaw

Research

Alex’s project focuses on understanding how shift work causes reduced fertility. Over 21 million Americans are employed in rotating or nighttime shift work, and the circadian system, which coordinates the timing of physiological functions and behaviors, is severely disrupted in shift work. Using a light-based murine model of shift work, this project aims to determine the influence of lighting shifts on circadian locomotor behavior, synchrony of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis circadian rhythms, and gonadal function

Recent Publications

cellsOutreach Project

Alex is developing a virtual scientist visitation toolkit focused on informing students about the importance of sleep and the influence of light on health.