WUN Associate Honored

Dr. Emmanuel Mignot is director of the Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Mignot is recognized as having discovered the cause of narcolepsy. His research is funded, in part, by donations from Wake Up Narcolepsy.

Dr. Mignot has been named to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. The academy is an honorific society that recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. His lab focuses on the neurobiology, genetics and immunology of narcolepsy, a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness, and other sleep disorders.

“We congratulate Dr. Mignot!” said Monica Gow, WUN Executive Director and Co-founder. “We thank him for his dedicated work on behalf of the millions of people worldwide living with this debilitating sleep disorder.”