Chronic Acceleration Research Unit (CARU)

Research Interests

Regulation of circadian and homeostatic systems; sleep-wake physiology, energetics and metabolism in rodents and non-human primates


NPB140 - Principles of Environmental Physiology - Winter
MCP242 - Biological Rhythms and Sleep - Fall
NPB101 - Human Systemic Physiology - Spring

Selected Publications

  • Fuller, P.M., T.A. Jones, S.M. Jones and C.A. Fuller. Neurovestibular modulation of circadian and homeostatic regulation: vestibulo-hypothalamic connection? Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99: 15723-15728, 2002.
  • Fuller, C.A. and P.M. Fuller. Circadian Rhythms. In: Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, ed. V.S. Ramachandran, Elsevier Science, USA, pp. 793-812, 2002.
  • Tang, I-H., D.M. Murakami, and C.A. Fuller. Unilateral optic nerve transection alters light response of suprachiasmatic nucleus and intergeniculate leaflet. Am. J. Physiol., 282:R569-R577, 2002.
  • Warren, L.E., B.A. Horwitz, J.S. Hamilton, and C.A. Fuller. Effects of 2G on Adiposity, Leptin, Lipoprotein Lipase and Uncoupling Protein-1 in Lean and Obese Zucker Rats. J. Appl. Physiol., 90:606-614, 2001.
  • Ingham, E.I., E. Gunhan, P.M. Fuller and C.A. Fuller. 2009. Immunotoxin-Induced Ablation of Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells in a Non-Murine Mammalian Model. J Comp Neurology. 516:125-40.
  • Fuller CA, TM Hoban-Higgins, VYa Klimovitsky, DW Griffin, and AM Alpatov. 1996. Primate circadian rhythms during spaceflight: results from Cosmos 2044 and 2229. Journal of Applied Physiology. 81:188-193
  • Edgar DM, WC Dement and CA Fuller. 1993. Effect of SCN-lesions on sleep in squirrel monkeys: Evidence for opponent processes in sleep-wake regulation. Journal of Neuroscience. 13:1065-1079
  • Hsieh, K.C., E.L. Robinson and C.A. Fuller. 2008. Sleep architecture in unrestrained rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) synchronized to 24-hour light-dark cycles. Sleep 31:1239-1250.


Carles Fuller Faculty Profile