Welcome. We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital interested in exploring the relationship between sleep and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

NF1 is a genetic disorder affecting many different tissues with both tumor and non-tumor symptoms, including multiple neurological complications. Sleep disturbances are a commonly reported symptom in patients with NF1 but have received little attention to date.

Through the NF1 Sleep Study and NF1 Sleep Health Survey, we hope to evaluate sleep characteristics in large patient cohorts, furthering our understanding of how patients with NF1 may experience sleep differently, and its effects on cognition and quality of life.

We are eager to learn from patients and collaborate with advocacy groups, please get in touch!

Dr. Richa Saxena, PhD

Dr. James Walker, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD

Dr. Justin Jordan, MD, MPH

Dr. Michael Parsons, PhD

Many Thanks to Our Funding Source: