Aaron Norris, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Research in the Norris lab focuses on the interrelated neural circuitry and pathways regulating sleep, arousal sedation, affect, respiration, and body temperature. Dr. Norris has a long-term interest in the connections between sleep disturbances, stress, psychiatric conditions, and neurogenerative process.  A second active avenue of investigation is the regulation of body temperature and how these neural circuits may also regulate sleep.  Opiates alter many of these processes and member of the Norris lab are also exploring how respiration, sleep, and temperature are altered by both clinically and illicitly uses opioids.