Charles Fuller



Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Offices and Labs

280H Briggs Hall
(530) 752-2979
(530) 752-9698

Profile Introduction

Regulation of circadian and homeostatic systems; sleep-wake physiology, energetics and metabolism in rodents and non-human primates


1975 PhD (Physiology) University of California, Davis
1973 MS (Physiology) University of California, Davis
1971 BS (Zoology) University of California, Davis

Research Interests

Regulation of circadian and homeostatic systems; sleep-wake physiology, energetics and metabolism in rodents and non-human primates


American Physiological Society
Society for Neurosicence
International Society for Gavitational Physiology
American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
American Society of Primatology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Aerospace Medical Association
Sigma Xi

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Systemic Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Metabolic Physiology


Chronic Acceleration Research Unit (CARU)
  • Tana M. Hoban-Higgins, Edward L. Robinson, Heinrich Gompf

Teaching Interests

Systems physiology & Neuroscience. Biological Rhythms and Sleep. Environmental Physiology. Gravitational Physiology.


NPB 140 Principles of Environmental Physiology (Winter)
MCP 242 Biological Rhythms and Sleep (Fall)
NPB 101 Human Systemic Physiology (Fall)


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  • Fuller, P.M., T.A. Jones, S.M. Jones and C.A. Fuller. Neurovestibular modulation of circadian and homeostatic regulation: vestibulo-hypothalamic connection? Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99: 15723-15728, 2002.
  • Fuller, C.A. and P.M. Fuller. Circadian Rhythms. In: Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, ed. V.S. Ramachandran, Elsevier Science, USA, pp. 793-812, 2002.
  • Tang, I-H., D.M. Murakami, and C.A. Fuller. Unilateral optic nerve transection alters light response of suprachiasmatic nucleus and intergeniculate leaflet. Am. J. Physiol., 282:R569-R577, 2002.
  • Warren, L.E., B.A. Horwitz, J.S. Hamilton, and C.A. Fuller. Effects of 2G on Adiposity, Leptin, Lipoprotein Lipase and Uncoupling Protein-1 in Lean and Obese Zucker Rats. J. Appl. Physiol., 90:606-614, 2001.
  • Ingham, E.I., E. Gunhan, P.M. Fuller and C.A. Fuller. 2009. Immunotoxin-Induced Ablation of Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells in a Non-Murine Mammalian Model. J Comp Neurology. 516:125-40.
  • Fuller CA, TM Hoban-Higgins, VYa Klimovitsky, DW Griffin, and AM Alpatov. 1996. Primate circadian rhythms during spaceflight: results from Cosmos 2044 and 2229. Journal of Applied Physiology. 81:188-193
  • Edgar DM, WC Dement and CA Fuller. 1993. Effect of SCN-lesions on sleep in squirrel monkeys: Evidence for opponent processes in sleep-wake regulation. Journal of Neuroscience. 13:1065-1079
  • Hsieh, K.C., E.L. Robinson and C.A. Fuller. 2008. Sleep architecture in unrestrained rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) synchronized to 24-hour light-dark cycles. Sleep 31:1239-1250.