“I would like to thank the Sleep Research Society Foundation for providing the financial support for the 2019 SRS Mentor-Mentee Award. Receiving this award has substantially supported my career development in sleep and circadian science. I would like to thank Associate Professor Siobhan Banks for mentoring me in numerous areas, making my visit to the University of South Australia possible, and facilitating the start of an exciting life-long collaboration. I would like to thank Associate Professor Jill Dorrian and the other members of the Behaviour-Body-Brain Research Center for hosting me during my trip and “showing me the ropes” in a new environment (both in and out of the lab).”

Darian Lawrence-Sidebottom
PhD candidate, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Graduate research assistant, Sleep and Performance Research Center
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University Spokane
Recipient of 2019 SRS Mentor-Mentee Award – Funded by the SRSF