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James Shaffery, PhD

shaffery,-james.jpgAssociate Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Director, Animal Behavior Core
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
(601) 984-6684


  • BA - Psychology, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT, 1978
  • DPhil - Ethology, zoology department, University of Oxford, UK, 1984

Special interests

The rapid eye-movement (REM) sleep state appears to be necessary for proper brain maturation. Research in the Animal Sleep Laboratory is currently aimed at working out the neurophysiological and biochemical mechanisms which allow the REM sleep state to affect maturation of the central nervous system.