Dr. Stewart Thompson

Stewart Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychology and Education


Research Areas

In addition to supporting vision, detection of light also regulates many important aspects of physiology and behavior, including the body clock, sleep and widely acting hormones. The goal of research in the Thompson Lab is to demonstrate how light regulates physiology and behavior, and to determine the causes and consequences of abnormal responses to light. This effort includes studies of how specific eye diseases affect responses to light, and the mechanisms for effects of artificial light on health.