Ralph Lydic, PhD
Robert H. Cole Endowed Professor of Neuroscience, Co-Director of Anesthesiology Research
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Ralph Lydic, Ph.D. serves as Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology at University of Tennessee, and Professor Emeritus at University of Michigan. He holds a Joint Faculty appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Lydic is a neuroscientist and his research aims to achieve a better understanding of how the brain regulates sleep states and anesthesia, and elucidating the mechanisms by which sleep, opioids, and volatile anesthetics modulate pain and depress breathing and arousal.