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Andrew Varga

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Contact Info

462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Research Summary

Dr. Varga has a longstanding interest in mechanisms of learning and memory and the role of sleep in memory consolidation. He has an active research program both on the systems level in human subjects and on the molecular level in collaboration with Dr. Eric Klann at NYU's Center for Neural Science. His clinical interests involve all areas of sleep medicine with particular interest in movement disorders in sleep (RLS, REM Behavior Disorder), sleep in neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease), and generalized cognitive deficits as a function of fragmented sleep.

Research Keywords

sleep, memory, aging, neurodegenerative disease

Sleep-disordered breathing advances cognitive decline in the elderly
Osorio, Ricardo S; Gumb, Tyler; Pirraglia, Elizabeth; Varga, Andrew W; Lu, Shou-En; Lim, Jason; Wohlleber, Margaret E; Ducca, Emma L; Koushyk, Viachaslau; Glodzik, Lidia; Mosconi, Lisa; Ayappa, Indu; Rapoport, David M; de Leon, Mony J
2015-04-20; 1526-632x,Neurology - id: 1533162, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

The interaction between sleep-disordered breathing and apolipoprotein E genotype on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease in cognitively normal elderly individuals
Osorio, Ricardo S; Ayappa, Indu; Mantua, Janna; Gumb, Tyler; Varga, Andrew; Mooney, Anne M; Burschtin, Omar E; Taxin, Zachary; During, Emmanuel; Spector, Nicole; Biagioni, Milton; Pirraglia, Elizabeth; Lau, Hiuyan; Zetterberg, Henrik; Blennow, Kaj; Lu, Shou-En; Mosconi, Lisa; Glodzik, Lidia; Rapoport, David M; de Leon, Mony J
2014-03-24; 0197-4580,Neurobiology of aging - id: 851792, year: 2014 Journal Article

Effects of acute sleep deprivation on motor and reversal learning in mice
Varga, Andrew W; Kang, Mihwa; Ramesh, Priyanka V; Klann, Eric
2014-07-25; 1074-7427,Neurobiology of learning & memory - id: 1075792, year: 2014 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Apnea-induced rapid eye movement sleep disruption impairs human spatial navigational memory
Varga, Andrew W; Kishi, Akifumi; Mantua, Janna; Lim, Jason; Koushyk, Viachaslau; Leibert, David P; Osorio, Ricardo S; Rapoport, David M; Ayappa, Indu
2014-11-03; 0270-6474,Journal of neuroscience - id: 1322092, year: 2014 Journal Article

Validation of 3D mazes testing spatial navigation to determine the contribution of REM sleep toward memory consolidation
Varga, A W; Mantua, J; Rapoport, D M; Ayappa, I
2014-07-25; 0161-8105,Sleep - id: 1074252, year: 2013