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Robert Stickgold is an associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.  He received his B.A from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, both in biochemistry. He has published over 100 scientific publications, including papers in Science and Nature. His work looks at the nature and function of sleep and dreams from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, with an emphasis on their role in memory consolidation and integration, and how defects in these processes contribute to psychiatric disorders, including PTSD and schizophrenia. His work is funded NIMH.

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Dr. Andrew W. Varga is a neuroscientist and sleep medicine physician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine prior to completing clinical training in neurology at Harvard Medical School and sleep medicine at NYU. Dr. Varga has active research programs both on the systems level in human subjects and on the molecular level in mouse models aiming to elucidate the role of sleep and consequences of sleep disruption on memory consolidation and risk for neurodegenerative diseases of memory such as Alzheimer disease.