Rishi Sharma, PhD

Academic Information

Assistant Research Professor
P. 573-814-6000 Ext. 53785

Research Interests

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Irrespective of the cause, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common in the United States. Sleep disorders are very crucial for the development of other health problems such as drug abuse, PTSD. I am interested in understanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying sleep problems while currently working on animal models of drug of abuse (alcohol, nicotine) and PTSD.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sleep disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • PTSD

Education & Training

Medical School

JNU, New Delhi

Awards & Honors

  • 2013-People’s Choice Award, MFMR, VA Research Day
  • 2012-University of Missouri Travel Award
  • 2012-Junior Investigator Award, National institution on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • 2011-Young Investigator’s Educational Enhancement Award, American Society for Neurochemistry
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • Member, Research Society on Alcoholism


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