Alec J. Davidson, Ph.D.

Alec J. Davidson, Ph.D. 



Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center F-02
Phone: 404-752-1703


University of Virginia
Fellowship: Biology

Florida State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience  

Florida State University
Degree: Master of Science in Biological Psychology

SUNY Geneseo
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Research Interests

  • Circadian Neurobiology
  • Health Consequences of Environmental Circadian Disruption


  • Castanon-Cervantes, O., Wu, M., Ehlen, J.C., Paul, K., Gamble, K.L., Johnson, R.L., Besing, R.C., Menaker, M., Gewirtz, A.T. & Davidson, A.J. (2010) Dysregulation of inflammatory responses by chronic circadian disruption. J Immunol. 185: 5796-5805.
  • Evans, J.A., Leise, T.L. Castanon-Cervantes, O., &  Davidson, A.J. (2011) Intrinsic Regulation of Spatiotemporal Organization within the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus. PLoS One. 6:e15869.
  • Sellix, M.T., Evans, J.A., Leise, T.L., Castanon-Cervantes, O., Hill, D.D., Delisser, P., Block, G.D., Menaker, M. & Davidson, A.J. (2012) Aging Differentially Affects the Re-entrainment Response of Central and Peripheral Circadian Oscillators. J Neuroscience. 32:16193–16202.
  • Brager, A.J. Ehlen, J.C.,  Castanon-Cervantes, O., Natarajan, D., Delisser, P., Davidson, A.J. & Paul, K.N. (2013)    Sleep loss and the inflammatory response in mice under chronic environmental circadian disruption. PLos One. 8: e63752.
  • Adams, K., Castanon-Cervantes, O., Evan, J.A. &  Davidson, A.J. (2013) Environmental circadian disruption elevates the LPS-induced IL-6 response rhythm in whole blood.  J Biol Rhythms. 28: 272-7.
  • Duhart, J.M., Leone, M.J., Paladion, N., Evans, J.A., Castanon-Cervantes, O., Davidson, A.J., Golombek, D.A. (2013) Suprachiasmatic astrocytes modulate the circadian clock in response to TNF-α. J. Immunology. 191: 4656-64. 

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015: Morehouse School of Medicine Outstanding Research Advisor