Erin M. Gibson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Stanford University

Dr. Gibson received her B.Sc. from Duke University majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience and minoring in Biology. She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, studying the role of the circadian system in homeostatic processes, including neuroendocrine, immune and neural stem cell regulation.  As a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, Dr. Gibson studied the effect of neuronal activity on myelin microstructure in health and disease.  The research in Dr. Gibson’s lab focuses on understanding how glial cells modulate neural circuits throughout development and degeneration, with a focus on the intersection between circadian and sleep biology and glial biology. Additionally, as a mother to two young daughters, one whom has a significant health disability, Dr. Gibson is an advocate for groups who have been historically excluded from the STEM fields, including mothers, women, black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ, and disabled individuals. She is a committed and effective advocate for working mothers, early career researchers, and broad diversity in science and has multiple published commentaries on this topic in Cell, Science, and PNAS.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.