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Faculty-Staff Achievements, May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018

Publications and Exhibitions

Bernie Possidente
Bernie Possidente

Bernie Possidente, professor of biology, presented a poster titled "A 5XFAD Transgenic Mouse Model for Photoperiod Treatment of Circadian Rest/Activity Disruption in Alzheimer's Disease" at the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms at its May meeting at Amelia Island, Florida. The presentation highlighted initial results of an ongoing study, in collaboration with the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to investigate whether bright light treatment can improve rest/activity cycles in mice with Alzheimer's disease. The project is supported by the Florence Petrlik Family Foundation. Possidente also co-authored an e-print article, with colleagues in the Industrial Systems Engineering Department at RPI, in the open-access journal arXiv, titled "Continuous Circadian Phase Estimation Using Adaptive Notch Filter." The article describes a method for monitoring and analyzing circadian activity data to facilitate real-time adjustment of lighting systems to improve disrupted rest/activity cycles.

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