Dr. Mignot is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Stanford Center for Narcolepsy at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from Paris V University, René Descartes School of Medicine, and his Ph.D. degree from Paris VI University, Pierre and Marie Curie University. Dr. Mignot practiced medicine in France for several years before serving as a visiting scholar at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center. He has received numerous awards, including a National Sleep Foundation Award, the Narcolepsy Network Professional Service Award, the Drs. C. and F. Demuth Award for young investigators in the neurosciences, the W.C. Dement Academic Achievement Award in sleep disorders medicine, a McKnight Foundation Award, the W. Alden Spencer Award in neuroscience, and the Jacobaeus Prize. He was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Among his achievements is the discovery of the cause of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Emmanuel Mignot studies sleep and sleep disorders, most notably narcolepsy and the neuromodulator hypocretin (orexin). His approaches involve animal model, human population, and human clinical studies.
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