Dr. Shadab Rahman, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Rahman will focus on the use of light to enhance circadian health. The talk will encompass research work, ranging from circadian lighting developed for the International Space Station to clinical work at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Rahman is a neuroscientist who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Medicine. Currently Rahman works as an instructor at the Harvard Medical School, an associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and in postdoctoral research for both organizations. Rahman’s research interests are in sleep and circadian neurophysiology. He has studied how the spectral, duration and pattern characteristics of light modulate behavioral, endocrine and molecular outputs that are under the control of the biological clock.