Stress Research Group

Tippet Professor in Life Sciences
Psychology, Smith College
Stress Research Group

Mary Harrington researches circadian rhythm entrainment.  Her past research has been on neural systems mediating entrainment, in particular non-photic entrainment pathways utilizing neuropeptide Y and serotonin.  Currently she is investigating the role of circadian disruption in health.  One line of research examines effects of

pro-inflammatory cytokines on circadian rhythms, in work related to fatigue and sleep disruption associated with illness, stress, and aging.  She is also characterizing mouse models of jetlag using mice with a bioluminescent report for the circadian clock protein Per2. She is also conducting experiments on cultured hepatocytes to better understand cell coupling in the circadian clock in the liver.

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