Congressman Panetta Announces $730,000 Grant for UC Santa Cruz Research on Sleep

April 20, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that UC Santa Cruz will receive $729,309 in federal grant funding to aid the institution’s research on circadian sleep rhythms in microscopic organisms and humans.  The circadian rhythm is the internally driven cycle that help organisms fall asleep and wake up during the 24-hour cycle.

“We know that sleep is paramount to good health, but we should know more about the internal systems that drive it,” said Congressman Panetta.  “This federal grant will help UC Santa Cruz researchers expand their work so that we can expand our understanding of the sleep cycle and its impacts on our wellbeing.  I look forward not only to the research to be done at UCSC due to this grant, but also this type of research that will help all of us to get a better night’s sleep.”

The federal grant will be awarded to UC Santa Cruz via the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and fund this research through 2022.