Dr Adhil Bhagwandin

Sleep Neuroanatomy Researcher

Research Interests

My research interests are vested in the understanding of comparative neuroanatomy, specifically the neuroanatomy of the sleep-wake system. I typically employ the techniques of immunohistochemistry, and stereology in my research. Sleep is a behaviour common to all organisms, yet its function remains a mystery. By understanding how sleep behaviour and the neuroanatomy controlling this behaviour varies across different vertebrates, we can start to understand the evolution of this common behaviour and possibly begin to infer its function. I wish to continue this work in comparative sleep research by investigating and understanding the neuroanatomy of the glymphatic system within vertebrate brains and further understand its relationship to sleep behaviour.

Research Areas

Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy • Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience