Recent evidence suggests a role for sleep in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis and/or as a marker for the onset and/or progression of Alzheimer’s disease that could be followed as an outcome measure in treatment trials. The major goal of our research is use sleep to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease.

Meet our affiliates

Center on Biological Rhythms and Sleep (COBRAS)

The Center on Biological Rhythms and Sleep (COBRAS) enables researchers across diverse specialties and departments to readily investigate the impact of sleep and circadian rhythms on their disease of interest.

Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

Collaborative brain research. Coming together to improve people’s lives.

The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center

The Washington University Knight ADRC is one of 32 centers funded by the National Institute on Aging with the collective aim of facilitating advanced research on clinical, genetic, neuropathological, neuroanatomical, biomedical, psychosocial, and neuropsychological aspects of Alzheimer disease and related brain disorders.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

We’re defining the future of health and medicine, at home and around the world.