Prof. Wright's research is aimed at explaining the physiology of sleep and circadian rhythms in humans, understanding the health and safety consequences of sleep and circadian disruptions, such as, metabolic dysregulation, impaired cognition, and compromised performance, and applying knowledge gained to develop sleep and circadian based countermeasures to improve public health and safety; including treatment strategies for circadian rhythm disorders. Prof. Wright is committed to training the next generation of leaders in the sleep and circadian field. He maintains a large undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training program in sleep and circadian physiology at University of Colorado Boulder.
Positions and Affiliations
- A & S Professor of Distinction, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
- Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs
- Director, Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory