Prof. Zee is the world-leading expert on circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders. She has an established research career in basic science, examining the neurochemical events which underlie aging of the circadian clock, and has established one of the world’s first clinical practices for the assessment and treatment of circadian rhythm disorders, at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Prof. Zee is translating research findings into clinical practice, by quantifying exposure to synchronizing agents for the circadian clock to determine whether exposure to scheduled bright light and structured activity cycles will correct some of the age-related changes of the human circadian system and result in the improvement of performance, mood, daytime alertness, and sleep.
Positions and Affiliations
- Director, Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
- Chair of Sleep Medicine, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University
- Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University