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Allan I. Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D.


Allan I. Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., serves as the Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine and Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He holds the faculty appointment of John Miclot Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Pack pursues research on genetics/genomics of sleep and its disorders and his laboratory is conducting studies in Drosophila and mice and translating these findings to humans. A particular focus for Dr. Pack is his work in obstructive sleep apnea. Studies are ongoing to evaluate molecular mechanisms of sleepiness and sleep promotion using both hypothesis-driven and discovery science. The latter involves analysis of the changes in the transcription with sleep/wake and sleep deprivation in identified neuronal populations. Dr. Pack has active programs of research in genetics of obstructive sleep apnea and in biomarkers. Dr. Pack is committed to research training and directs two training grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Pack graduated from the Medical School of the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his Internship, Residency and Fellowship at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians.

 

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