Drs. Ruth Benca and Michael Peterson are investigating the normal patterns of brain activity during sleep and how these patterns can change in depression.


As an internationally respected leader in research and education, the University of Wisconsin has a long history of excellence in clinical sleep medicine and sleep research. The Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research offers a strong potential for cross-campus collaboration to increase sleep research activities, as well as for participation in multi-site initiatives with other sleep centers around the country.