Benjamin Smarr

Behavioral Advisor

Dr. Smarr studies the temporal structures that biological systems make as they move through time. Currently an NIH research fellow at UC Berkeley, his work focuses on understanding how physiological dynamics like sleep, circadian rhythms and behavior are shaped by the brain, and how disturbances to those cycles caused by contemporary society can give rise to disease.

His work explores developing personalized and predictive tools for future medicine and future education, though his skills extend to the fields of Life Sciences, Microscopy, Neuroscience, Sleep Science, and Computational Analysis.

He holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington.