Miranda Lim, MD, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Miranda Lim earned her combined MD/PhD degrees from Emory University in Atlanta in 2006, investigating the genetic basis for monogamous behavior in the wild prairie vole (Lim et al., Nature 2004). She then completed a neurology residency at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2010. There, she studied the role of orexin and the sleep-wake cycle in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease in Dr. David Holtzman’s laboratory (Kang, Lim et al., Science 2009). She continued fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances in traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Lim et al., Science Translational Medicine 2013). Dr. Lim is currently an Assistant Professor at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University, and has established a research program as an early stage investigator studying sleep in neurological disorders. Her research program is supported by the VA, DoD, NIH, and NSF, including a VA Career Development Award that provides 75% protected research time to transition to independence.