Landsness Lab

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD

Stroke occurs due to a loss of blood flow to the brain, resulting in significant brain injury and disability. Currently, over 7 million people in the United States suffer from the long-term effects of stroke and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Recovery from stroke requires plasticity to allow remapping, or “rewiring,” of disrupted neuronal circuits. Such mechanisms are influenced by sleep, which is an ideal target for therapeutic intervention due to its well-studied role in mediating plasticity. Our lab studies the connection between plasticity-dependent mechanisms for stroke recovery and sleep-dependent plasticity. Our goal is to develop new, innovative sleep-focused treatments and interventions to improve outcomes in patients with neurological disease.

Principal investigator

Eric  Landsness, MD, PhD

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Sleep Medicine

Eric Landsness is assistant professor of neurology and sleep medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering and his MD and PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  Following medical school, Landsness completed his neurology residency and sleep fellowship at Washington University.  He then joined the Department of Neurology in 2017.

  Landsness lab

Top areas of care: sleep apnea, hypersomnia, stroke

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