Principal Investigator

Brendan P Lucey, MD, MSCI, FAASM

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Sleep Medicine Section


I am a sleep neurologist and physician-scientist.  My research focuses on the relationships between sleep, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.  In support my research, I have received funding from the NIH and the BrightFocus Foundation.  I was also awarded a K76 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging.  In addition, I am also interested in other proteins, hormones, and metabolites that are affected by the sleep-wake cycle, such as plasma and CSF cortisol, glucose, lactate, and inflammatory factors.


Undergraduate:  BA, University of Vermont
Medical School:  MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduate School:  MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine
Internship:  Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
Neurology Residency:  Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
Neurophysiology Fellowship:  Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard

Lab members

Lab alumni

Terry Hicks
Lucey lab position:  Senior Lab Technician
Subsequent position:  Process Development Scientist III, Thermo Scientific

Jennifer McLeland
Lucey lab position:  Senior Clinical Research Coordinator/Polysomnographic Technologist
Subsequent position:  Clinical Research Specialist, Laboratory of Dr. Yo-El Ju at Washington University