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Thomas Scammell, MD, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Thomas Scammell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he trained in internal medicine. He also completed a residency in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Scammell is a Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Childrens Hospital. He is a Deputy Editor of SLEEP and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Annals of Neurology. He is a member of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders Task Force and a former member of the Sleep Research Society Board of Directors and the APSS Program Committee.

The author of over 100 journal articles, Dr. Scammell has lectured both nationally and internationally on narcolepsy and the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness. His current research interests include identifying the factors that regulate the orexin/hypocretin neurons and identifying the critical pathways through which orexins promote wakefulness and suppress cataplexy.

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