CBBM Lecture "From population health to novel preventive actions: Illuminating how daily light exposure patterns affect human health"

by Prof. Dr. Céline Vetter,

Department of Integrative Physiology,

University of Colorado Boulder

will take place on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 from 17:15 to 18:15 hours in CBBM Building, Ground Floor, Seminar Room Levi-Montalcini.

Host: Henrik Oster
Institute of Neurobiology

Céline Vetter studied psychology at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France) from 2001 to 2004, followed by a Master of Science in neuro-cognitive psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany. After a postgraduate research year at Warwick University (UK), Dr. Vetter completed her PhD at the LMU, focusing on human chronobiology and sleep at the workplace in 2011. She stayed on as a postdoctoral research association for 2 more years, where she led efforts to implement a chronotype-adjusted shift schedule in the steel industry to promote sleep and reduce circadian misalignment, and ultimately improve health. Funded by the DFG, she joined the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (BWH/HMS) in Boston in 2014 to learn epidemiological methods with the ultimate goal to advance our understanding of the long-term consequences of circadian and sleep disruption on health. In 2016, she was promoted to junior faculty at BWH and HMS and successfully obtained funding as a Co-Investigator by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 2016, she is an Associate Scientist with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. In 2017, Dr. Vetter accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she now directs the Circadian and Sleep Epidemiology Laboratory.

Her work is funded by the NIH, and featured in top-tier journals, including JAMA, JACC, Diabetes Care, Nature Communications, and Current Biology. To date, she has authored >40 original research peer-reviewed articles and >15 reviews, editorials, and invited commentaries (h-index: 20).

At CU Boulder, Dr. Vetter teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses, incl. Introduction to Epidemiology, Data Literacy for Biomedical Research, and Graduate Statistics. She also is actively engaged in service, for example as Chair of the Society for Research on Biology Rhythms Public Outreach Committee, Associate Editor to the Journal of Biological Rhythms and Clocks & Sleep, Member of the Sleep Research Society’s Circadian Rhythms Task Force, and peer mentor to postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.