About the Board

SLTBR President, 2018-2020

Dorothy Sit : MD

Dorothy Sit


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

Phone: +1 312 695 8613


Board of DIrectors

Mirjam Münch (Past President 2016-2018) : Ph.D.

Mirjam Münch (Past President 2016-2018)


Massey University
Sleep/Wake Research Centre
Wellington Campus
PO Box 756
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Marijke Gordijn (VP – 2018-2020) : University of Groningen

Marijke Gordijn (VP – 2018-2020)

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 vice-president of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, chair of the scientific committee of the Dutch Sleep Wake Society and co-founder of both Chronotherapy Network Netherlands and the Good Light Group. 

Phone: +31 0502111946
John Gottlieb (2018-2020) :

John Gottlieb (2018-2020)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Medical Director,
Chicago Psychiatry Associates

Christian Cajochen, PhD (2018-2020) :

Christian Cajochen, PhD (2018-2020)

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
Katharina Wulff, PhD (2018-2020) :

Katharina Wulff, PhD (2018-2020)

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

Renske Lok (2018-2020) :

Renske Lok (2018-2020)

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