The American Physiological Society (APS) awarded a sleep medicine professional with its Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship. Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, director of the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine at the University of Tsukuba won the lectureship.

Yanagisawa presented his lecture “Solving the Mystery of Sleep: from Orphan Receptors to Forward Genetics” at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston on March 28.

This lectureship is the most prestigious award that APS bestows and recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding physiological scientist and APS member.