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Kenneth P Wright

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InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentIntegrative Physiology
Phone303/735-6409

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    R01HL073196     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)Jun 1, 2003 - May 31, 2006
    NIH/NHLBI
    Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Inflammatory Markers
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03AG024621     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)Sep 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2006
    NIH/NIA
    Aging, Hypnotics, Sleep Inertia and the Risk of Falling
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL081761     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)May 1, 2006 - Mar 31, 2011
    NIH/NHLBI
    Circadian Integration of Photic and Non-photic Stimuli
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL085705     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)Jul 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012
    NIH/NHLBI
    Health and Safety Consequences of Sleep Loss
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL109706     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)Aug 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2015
    NIH/NHLBI
    Metabolic and Cognitive Consequences of Sleep Loss
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21DK092624     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)May 1, 2012 - Apr 30, 2014
    NIH/NIDDK
    Circadian Misalignment and Energy Metabolism
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL132150     (WRIGHT, KENNETH P)Sep 20, 2016 - Jul 31, 2018
    NIH/NHLBI
    Biomarkers of Insufficient Sleep and Sleepiness
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL135598     (DESOUZA, CHRISTOPHER A)Dec 20, 2016 - Nov 30, 2020
    NIH/NHLBI
    Sleep and Blood Pressure-Related Endothelial Abnormalities
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Stothard ER, McHill AW, Depner CM, Birks BR, Moehlman TM, Ritchie HK, Guzzetti JR, Chinoy ED, LeBourgeois MK, Axelsson J, Wright KP. Circadian Entrainment to the Natural Light-Dark Cycle across Seasons and the Weekend. Curr Biol. 2017 Feb 20; 27(4):508-513. PMID: 28162893.
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    2. McHill AW, Wright KP. Role of sleep and circadian disruption on energy expenditure and in metabolic predisposition to human obesity and metabolic disease. Obes Rev. 2017 Feb; 18 Suppl 1:15-24. PMID: 28164449.
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    3. Akacem LD, Wright KP, LeBourgeois MK. Bedtime and evening light exposure influence circadian timing in preschool-age children: A field study. Neurobiol Sleep Circadian Rhythms. 2016 Nov; 1(2):27-31. PMID: 28042611.
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    4. Reynolds AC, Broussard J, Paterson JL, Wright KP, Ferguson SA. Sleepy, circadian disrupted and sick: Could intestinal microbiota play an important role in shift worker health? Mol Metab. 2017 Jan; 6(1):12-13. PMID: 28123932.
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    5. Mullins EN, Miller AL, Cherian SS, Lumeng JC, Wright KP, Kurth S, Lebourgeois MK. Acute sleep restriction increases dietary intake in preschool-age children. J Sleep Res. 2017 Feb; 26(1):48-54. PMID: 27641365.
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    6. Lowry CA, Smith DG, Siebler PH, Schmidt D, Stamper CE, Hassell JE, Yamashita PS, Fox JH, Reber SO, Brenner LA, Hoisington AJ, Postolache TT, Kinney KA, Marciani D, Hernandez M, Hemmings SM, Malan-Muller S, Wright KP, Knight R, Raison CL, Rook GA. The Microbiota, Immunoregulation, and Mental Health: Implications for Public Health. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2016 Sep; 3(3):270-86. PMID: 27436048.
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    7. Peterman JE, Wright KP, Melanson EL, Kram R, Byrnes WC. Motor-Driven (Passive) Cycling: A Potential Physical Inactivity Countermeasure? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Sep; 48(9):1821-8. PMID: 27054677.
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    8. Magee M, Marbas EM, Wright KP, Rajaratnam SM, Broussard JL. Diagnosis, Cause, and Treatment Approaches for Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder. Sleep Med Clin. 2016 Sep; 11(3):389-401. PMID: 27542884.
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    9. Reynolds AC, Paterson JL, Ferguson SA, Stanley D, Wright KP, Dawson D. The shift work and health research agenda: Considering changes in gut microbiota as a pathway linking shift work, sleep loss and circadian misalignment, and metabolic disease. Sleep Med Rev. 2016 Jul 11. PMID: 27568341.
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    10. Arble DM, Bass J, Behn CD, Butler MP, Challet E, Czeisler C, Depner CM, Elmquist J, Franken P, Grandner MA, Hanlon EC, Keene AC, Joyner MJ, Karatsoreos I, Kern PA, Klein S, Morris CJ, Pack AI, Panda S, Ptacek LJ, Punjabi NM, Sassone-Corsi P, Scheer FA, Saxena R, Seaquest ER, Thimgan MS, Van Cauter E, Wright KP. Impact of Sleep and Circadian Disruption on Energy Balance and Diabetes: A Summary of Workshop Discussions. Sleep. 2015 Dec 01; 38(12):1849-60. PMID: 26564131.
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    11. Eckel RH, Depner CM, Perreault L, Markwald RR, Smith MR, McHill AW, Higgins J, Melanson EL, Wright KP. Morning Circadian Misalignment during Short Sleep Duration Impacts Insulin Sensitivity. Curr Biol. 2015 Nov 16; 25(22):3004-10. PMID: 26549253.
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    12. Burke TM, Markwald RR, McHill AW, Chinoy ED, Snider JA, Bessman SC, Jung CM, O'Neill JS, Wright KP. Effects of caffeine on the human circadian clock in vivo and in vitro. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Sep 16; 7(305):305ra146. PMID: 26378246.
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    13. Akacem LD, Simpkin CT, Carskadon MA, Wright KP, Jenni OG, Achermann P, LeBourgeois MK. The Timing of the Circadian Clock and Sleep Differ between Napping and Non-Napping Toddlers. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0125181. PMID: 25915066.
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    14. Burke TM, Scheer FA, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA, Wright KP. Sleep inertia, sleep homeostatic and circadian influences on higher-order cognitive functions. J Sleep Res. 2015 Aug; 24(4):364-71. PMID: 25773686.
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    15. Horton WJ, Gissel HJ, Saboy JE, Wright KP, Stitzel JA. Melatonin administration alters nicotine preference consumption via signaling through high-affinity melatonin receptors. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jul; 232(14):2519-30. PMID: 25704105.
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    16. Diehl KJ, Weil BR, Greiner JJ, Wright KP, Stauffer BL, DeSouza CA. Impaired endogenous fibrinolytic capacity in prehypertensive men. J Hum Hypertens. 2015 Aug; 29(8):468-72. PMID: 25566873.
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    17. Ritchie HK, Stothard ER, Wright KP. Entrainment of the Human Circadian Clock to the Light-Dark Cycle and its Impact on Patients in the ICU and Nursing Home Settings. Curr Pharm Des. 2015; 21(24):3438-42. PMID: 26144935.
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    18. McHill AW, Melanson EL, Higgins J, Connick E, Moehlman TM, Stothard ER, Wright KP. Impact of circadian misalignment on energy metabolism during simulated nightshift work. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 02; 111(48):17302-7. PMID: 25404342.
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    19. Barger LK, Flynn-Evans EE, Kubey A, Walsh L, Ronda JM, Wang W, Wright KP, Czeisler CA. Prevalence of sleep deficiency and use of hypnotic drugs in astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight: an observational study. Lancet Neurol. 2014 Sep; 13(9):904-12. PMID: 25127232.
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    20. Depner CM, Stothard ER, Wright KP. Metabolic consequences of sleep and circadian disorders. Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Jul; 14(7):507. PMID: 24816752.
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    21. Chinoy ED, Frey DJ, Kaslovsky DN, Meyer FG, Wright KP. Age-related changes in slow wave activity rise time and NREM sleep EEG with and without zolpidem in healthy young and older adults. Sleep Med. 2014 Sep; 15(9):1037-45. PMID: 24980066.
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    22. McHill AW, Smith BJ, Wright KP. Effects of caffeine on skin and core temperatures, alertness, and recovery sleep during circadian misalignment. J Biol Rhythms. 2014 Apr; 29(2):131-43. PMID: 24682207.
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    23. Simpkin CT, Jenni OG, Carskadon MA, Wright KP, Akacem LD, Garlo KG, LeBourgeois MK. Chronotype is associated with the timing of the circadian clock and sleep in toddlers. J Sleep Res. 2014 Aug; 23(4):397-405. PMID: 24628737.
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    24. Thompson RS, Strong PV, Clark PJ, Maslanik TM, Wright KP, Greenwood BN, Fleshner M. Repeated fear-induced diurnal rhythm disruptions predict PTSD-like sensitized physiological acute stress responses in F344 rats. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2014 Jun; 211(2):447-65. PMID: 24447583.
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    25. Lebourgeois MK, Wright KP, Lebourgeois HB, Jenni OG. Dissonance Between Parent-Selected Bedtimes and Young Children's Circadian Physiology Influences Nighttime Settling Difficulties. Mind Brain Educ. 2013 Dec; 7(4):234-242. PMID: 24535929.
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    26. Burke TM, Markwald RR, Chinoy ED, Snider JA, Bessman SC, Jung CM, Wright KP. Combination of light and melatonin time cues for phase advancing the human circadian clock. Sleep. 2013 Nov 01; 36(11):1617-24. PMID: 24179293.
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    27. LeBourgeois MK, Carskadon MA, Akacem LD, Simpkin CT, Wright KP, Achermann P, Jenni OG. Circadian phase and its relationship to nighttime sleep in toddlers. J Biol Rhythms. 2013 Oct; 28(5):322-31. PMID: 24132058.
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    28. Wright KP, McHill AW, Birks BR, Griffin BR, Rusterholz T, Chinoy ED. Entrainment of the human circadian clock to the natural light-dark cycle. Curr Biol. 2013 Aug 19; 23(16):1554-8. PMID: 23910656.
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    29. Markwald RR, Melanson EL, Smith MR, Higgins J, Perreault L, Eckel RH, Wright KP. Impact of insufficient sleep on total daily energy expenditure, food intake, and weight gain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 02; 110(14):5695-700. PMID: 23479616.
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    30. Wright KP, Bogan RK, Wyatt JK. Shift work and the assessment and management of shift work disorder (SWD). Sleep Med Rev. 2013 Feb; 17(1):41-54. PMID: 22560640.
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    31. Wright KP, Lowry CA, Lebourgeois MK. Circadian and wakefulness-sleep modulation of cognition in humans. Front Mol Neurosci. 2012; 5:50. PMID: 22529774.
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    32. Drake CL, Friedman NP, Wright KP, Roth T. Sleep reactivity and insomnia: genetic and environmental influences. Sleep. 2011 Sep 01; 34(9):1179-88. PMID: 21886355.
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    33. Duffy JF, Cain SW, Chang AM, Phillips AJ, M√ľnch MY, Gronfier C, Wyatt JK, Dijk DJ, Wright KP, Czeisler CA. Sex difference in the near-24-hour intrinsic period of the human circadian timing system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 13; 108 Suppl 3:15602-8. PMID: 21536890.
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    34. Frey DJ, Ortega JD, Wiseman C, Farley CT, Wright KP. Influence of zolpidem and sleep inertia on balance and cognition during nighttime awakening: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jan; 59(1):73-81. PMID: 21226678.
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    35. Jung CM, Melanson EL, Frydendall EJ, Perreault L, Eckel RH, Wright KP. Energy expenditure during sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep following sleep deprivation in adult humans. J Physiol. 2011 Jan 01; 589(Pt 1):235-44. PMID: 21059762.
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    36. Jung CM, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA, Wright KP. Comparison of sustained attention assessed by auditory and visual psychomotor vigilance tasks prior to and during sleep deprivation. J Sleep Res. 2011 Jun; 20(2):348-55. PMID: 20819145.
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    37. Jung CM, Khalsa SB, Scheer FA, Cajochen C, Lockley SW, Czeisler CA, Wright KP. Acute effects of bright light exposure on cortisol levels. J Biol Rhythms. 2010 Jun; 25(3):208-16. PMID: 20484692.
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    38. Markwald RR, Lee-Chiong TL, Burke TM, Snider JA, Wright KP. Effects of the melatonin MT-1/MT-2 agonist ramelteon on daytime body temperature and sleep. Sleep. 2010 Jun; 33(6):825-31. PMID: 20550024.
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    39. Grady S, Aeschbach D, Wright KP, Czeisler CA. Effect of modafinil on impairments in neurobehavioral performance and learning associated with extended wakefulness and circadian misalignment. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Aug; 35(9):1910-20. PMID: 20505660.
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    40. Zee PC, Wang-Weigand S, Wright KP, Peng X, Roth T. Effects of ramelteon on insomnia symptoms induced by rapid, eastward travel. Sleep Med. 2010 Jun; 11(6):525-33. PMID: 20483660.
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    41. Nguyen J, Wright KP. Influence of weeks of circadian misalignment on leptin levels. Nat Sci Sleep. 2010; 2:9-18. PMID: 23616693.
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    42. Nguyen J, Wright KP. Influence of weeks of circadian misalignment on leptin levels. Nat Sci Sleep. 2009 Dec; 2010(2):9-18. PMID: 23524972.
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    43. Gerstner JR, Lyons LC, Wright KP, Loh DH, Rawashdeh O, Eckel-Mahan KL, Roman GW. Cycling behavior and memory formation. J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 14; 29(41):12824-30. PMID: 19828795.
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    44. Akerstedt T, Wright KP. Sleep Loss and Fatigue in Shift Work and Shift Work Disorder. Sleep Med Clin. 2009 Jun 01; 4(2):257-271. PMID: 20640236.
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    45. Friedman NP, Corley RP, Hewitt JK, Wright KP. Individual differences in childhood sleep problems predict later cognitive executive control. Sleep. 2009 Mar; 32(3):323-33. PMID: 19294952.
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    46. Schwartz JR, Roth T, Hirshkowitz M, Wright KP. Recognition and management of excessive sleepiness in the primary care setting. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2009; 11(5):197-204. PMID: 19956456.
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    47. Sack RL, Auckley D, Auger RR, Carskadon MA, Wright KP, Vitiello MV, Zhdanova IV. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders: part II, advanced sleep phase disorder, delayed sleep phase disorder, free-running disorder, and irregular sleep-wake rhythm. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine review. Sleep. 2007 Nov; 30(11):1484-501. PMID: 18041481.
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    48. Sack RL, Auckley D, Auger RR, Carskadon MA, Wright KP, Vitiello MV, Zhdanova IV. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders: part I, basic principles, shift work and jet lag disorders. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine review. Sleep. 2007 Nov; 30(11):1460-83. PMID: 18041480.
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    49. Scheer FA, Wright KP, Kronauer RE, Czeisler CA. Plasticity of the intrinsic period of the human circadian timing system. PLoS One. 2007 Aug 08; 2(8):e721. PMID: 17684566.
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    50. Frey DJ, Fleshner M, Wright KP. The effects of 40 hours of total sleep deprivation on inflammatory markers in healthy young adults. Brain Behav Immun. 2007 Nov; 21(8):1050-7. PMID: 17524614.
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    51. Gronfier C, Wright KP, Kronauer RE, Czeisler CA. Entrainment of the human circadian pacemaker to longer-than-24-h days. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 May 22; 104(21):9081-6. PMID: 17502598.
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    52. St Hilaire MA, Klerman EB, Khalsa SB, Wright KP, Czeisler CA, Kronauer RE. Addition of a non-photic component to a light-based mathematical model of the human circadian pacemaker. J Theor Biol. 2007 Aug 21; 247(4):583-99. PMID: 17531270.
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    53. Wright KP, Hull JT, Hughes RJ, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA. Sleep and wakefulness out of phase with internal biological time impairs learning in humans. J Cogn Neurosci. 2006 Apr; 18(4):508-21. PMID: 16768357.
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    54. Roth T, Wright KP, Walsh J. Effect of tiagabine on sleep in elderly subjects with primary insomnia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Sleep. 2006 Mar; 29(3):335-41. PMID: 16553019.
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    55. Wertz AT, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA, Wright KP. Effects of sleep inertia on cognition. JAMA. 2006 Jan 11; 295(2):163-4. PMID: 16403927.
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    56. Czeisler CA, Walsh JK, Roth T, Hughes RJ, Wright KP, Kingsbury L, Arora S, Schwartz JR, Niebler GE, Dinges DF. Modafinil for excessive sleepiness associated with shift-work sleep disorder. N Engl J Med. 2005 Aug 04; 353(5):476-86. PMID: 16079371.
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    57. Duffy JF, Wright KP. Entrainment of the human circadian system by light. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Aug; 20(4):326-38. PMID: 16077152.
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    58. Wright KP, Gronfier C, Duffy JF, Czeisler CA. Intrinsic period and light intensity determine the phase relationship between melatonin and sleep in humans. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Apr; 20(2):168-77. PMID: 15834113.
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    59. Wright KP. Modeling the effectiveness of naps as a countermeasure to driver sleepiness and accidents. Comment on Garbarino et al. Professional shift-work drivers adopting prophylactic naps can reduce the risk of car accidents during night work. Sleep 2004;27(7):1295-1302. Sleep. 2004 Dec 15; 27(8):1446-8. PMID: 15683133.
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    60. Frey DJ, Badia P, Wright KP. Inter- and intra-individual variability in performance near the circadian nadir during sleep deprivation. J Sleep Res. 2004 Dec; 13(4):305-15. PMID: 15560765.
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    61. Gronfier C, Wright KP, Kronauer RE, Jewett ME, Czeisler CA. Efficacy of a single sequence of intermittent bright light pulses for delaying circadian phase in humans. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jul; 287(1):E174-81. PMID: 15039146.
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    62. Barger LK, Wright KP, Hughes RJ, Czeisler CA. Daily exercise facilitates phase delays of circadian melatonin rhythm in very dim light. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004 Jun; 286(6):R1077-84. PMID: 15031136.
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    63. Hull JT, Wright KP, Czeisler CA. The influence of subjective alertness and motivation on human performance independent of circadian and homeostatic regulation. J Biol Rhythms. 2003 Aug; 18(4):329-38. PMID: 12932085.
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    64. Wright KP, Hull JT, Czeisler CA. Relationship between alertness, performance, and body temperature in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2002 Dec; 283(6):R1370-7. PMID: 12388468.
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    65. Wright KP, Czeisler CA. Absence of circadian phase resetting in response to bright light behind the knees. Science. 2002 Jul 26; 297(5581):571. PMID: 12142528.
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    66. Wright KP, Hughes RJ, Kronauer RE, Dijk DJ, Czeisler CA. Intrinsic near-24-h pacemaker period determines limits of circadian entrainment to a weak synchronizer in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Nov 20; 98(24):14027-32. PMID: 11717461.
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    67. Wright KP, Myers BL, Plenzler SC, Drake CL, Badia P. Acute effects of bright light and caffeine on nighttime melatonin and temperature levels in women taking and not taking oral contraceptives. Brain Res. 2000 Aug 11; 873(2):310-7. PMID: 10930561.
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    68. Wright KP, Badia P. Effects of menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptives on alertness, cognitive performance, and circadian rhythms during sleep deprivation. Behav Brain Res. 1999 Sep; 103(2):185-94. PMID: 10513586.
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    69. Wright KP, Badia P, Myers BL, Plenzler SC. Combination of bright light and caffeine as a countermeasure for impaired alertness and performance during extended sleep deprivation. J Sleep Res. 1997 Mar; 6(1):26-35. PMID: 9125696.
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    70. Wright KP, Badia P, Myers BL, Plenzler SC, Hakel M. Caffeine and light effects on nighttime melatonin and temperature levels in sleep-deprived humans. Brain Res. 1997 Jan 30; 747(1):78-84. PMID: 9042530.
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    71. Wright KP, Badia P, Wauquier A. Topographical and temporal patterns of brain activity during the transition from wakefulness to sleep. Sleep. 1995 Dec; 18(10):880-9. PMID: 8746396.
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    72. Murphy PJ, Badia P, Myers BL, Boecker MR, Wright KP. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs affect normal sleep patterns in humans. Physiol Behav. 1994 Jun; 55(6):1063-6. PMID: 8047572.
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