About the Board

SLTBR President, 2020-2022

Marijke Gordijn SLTBR President, 2020-2022 : University of Groningen

Marijke Gordijn SLTBR President, 2020-2022

University of Groningen

Marijke C.M. Gordijn, PhD, is guest researcher at the Chronobiology group
of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and founder/director of
Chrono@Work B.V. After finishing her Masters in Biology, she did her PhD
at the Psychiatric department of the University Medical Center in
Groningen. Her main interest is translational research in the fields of
chronobiology, sleep, light, metabolism and mood/well-being. Her goal is to
use this knowledge to prevent the negative effects of chronobiological
disruption in our 24/7 society. Marijke is president of the Society for Light
Treatment and Biological Rhythms, and co-founder of both Chronotherapy
Network Netherlands and the Good Light Group.

Phone: +31 0502111946

Board of Directors

Dorothy Sit (Past president 2018-2020) : MD

Dorothy Sit (Past president 2018-2020)


Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chicago 60611

Phone: +1 312 695 8613

Christian Cajochen PhD (VP 2020-2022) :

Christian Cajochen PhD (VP 2020-2022)

Prof. Christian Cajochen is heading the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel. He received his PhD in natural sciences from the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland, followed by a 3-y postdoctoral stay at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. His major research interests include investigative work on the influence of light on human cognition, circadian rhythms and sleep, circadian related disturbances in psychiatric disorders, and age-related changes in the circadian regulation of sleep and neurobehavioral performance. He has held a number of honours and has authored more than 150 original papers and reviews in his career.

Centre for Chronobiology
Transfaculty Research Platform
Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences (MCN)
Psychiatric Hospital
University of Basel (UPK)
Wilhelm-Kleinstrasse 27
4002 Basel

Phone: + 41 61 325 53 18
Mirjam Münch (Past President 2016-2018) : Ph.D.

Mirjam Münch (Past President 2016-2018)


Research Centre for Public Health
Massey University,
New Zealand

John Gottlieb (2020-2022) :

John Gottlieb (2020-2022)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Medical Director,
Chicago Psychiatry Associates

Katharina Wulff, PhD (2020-2022) :

Katharina Wulff, PhD (2020-2022)

Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi)
University of Oxford
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3RE
United Kingdom

Corrado Garbazza, MD (2020 – 2022) :

Corrado Garbazza, MD (2020 – 2022)

Centre for Chronobiology
Psychiatric Hospital
Transfaculty Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences (MCM)
University of Basel

Dr. Garbazza, MD is a psychiatrist specialized in sleep and circadian medicine and research, working at the Centre for Chronobiology of the University of Basel, Switzerland. After medical studies in Italy and Germany, he obtained a doctorate from the Competence Center of Sleep Medicine of the Charité Medical University, Berlin. After moving to Switzerland, he entered a PhD program at the University of Basel, Centre for Chronobiology, under the supervision of Prof. Christian Cajochen. Since 2012, Dr Garbazza has specialized on the management of circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders and the chronotherapy of affective disorders, with a focus on the bright light treatment of perinatal depression. 

Renske Lok (2020-2022) :

Renske Lok (2020-2022)

MSc Renske Lok studied Medical Biology at the University of Groningen. After graduation, she continued as a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen, department of Chronobiology, in which she investigated effects of light on human alertness. Other topics of interests include effects of light on psychological and physical performance, thermoregulation and sleep.


Board of Directors

John Hanifin, Treasurer :

John Hanifin, Treasurer

Thomas Jefferson University
Department of Neurology
1025 Walnut St., Suite 507
Pennsylvania 19107

Phone: +1 215 955 9409

Nikki L. Hafezi : Executive Administrator MAS IP ETHZ

Nikki L. Hafezi

Executive Administrator MAS IP ETHZ

GroupAdvance Consulting GmbH
Gubelstrasse 12
CH-6300 Zug

Phone: +41 41 560 91 91
Email: info at groupadvance.com