Our Team Leverages Advances in Biology, Lighting Science, Design and Engineering to Optimize Health and Wellness.
The Science of Light Center links bench to bedside translational science through an exchange of ideas between discovery science and clinical investigation. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital NICU serves as the center for our work. Our mission is to promote the application of this novel research to benefit patients and the general population.
Cutting Edge Clinical Research
Reimagining artificial lighting in the built environment and challenging long-held lighting practice for NICU patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Our lab made the dicovery of human light-sensing opsin pathways that has challenged ideologies on circadian rythm and its relation to health
Fat Cells Can Sense Sunlight.
Fat Cells Can Sense Sunlight. Not Getting Enough Can Disrupt Metabolism | Research Horizons (cincinnatichildrens.org)
Metabolic Syndrome and Sunlight
Sun Exposure Triggers Hunger in Men but Not Women, Study Suggests | The Scientist Magazine® (the-scientist.com)
Circadian Light Exposure
The Quest by Circadian Medicine to Make the Most of Our Body Clocks - The New York Times (nytimes.com)