Beth Meyer-Bernstein

College of Charleston

Address: RITA 209, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC 29424; 6 Greenway 102
Phone: 843.953.2298


Ph.D., 1998, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Research Interests

  • Circadian rhythms

Current and planned research projects

  • The role of phospholipase C proteins in mammalian circadian rhythms
  • Sleep and circadian aberrations in a Drosophila model of Batten's Disease
  • Homer scaffolding proteins and their role in the mammalian circadian system
  • Elucidating circadian genes and behaviors in the sea anemone, Nematostella


  • Klein, B.M., Andrews, J.B., Bannan, B.A., Nazario-Toole, A.E., Jenkins, T.C., Christensen, K.D., Oprisan, S.A. and E.L. Meyer-Bernstein. (2008) Phospholipase C beta 4 in mouse hepatocytes: rhythmic expression and cellular distribution. Comp. Hepatol. 7:8. PMID" 18957089
  • Jenkins, T.C., Andrews, J.B., and E.L. Meyer-Bernstein. (2007) Daily oscillation of phospholipase C β4 in the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus. Brain Res., 1178:83-91. PMID: 17920566
  • Nagano, M., Adachi, A., Nakahama, K., Nakamura, T., Tamada, M., Meyer-Bernstein, E., Sehgal, A. and Y. Shigeyoshi. (2003) An abrupt shift in the day/night cycle causes molecular desynchrony in the mammalian circadian center. J. Neurosci., 23:6141-6151. PMID: 12853433
  • Shigeyoshi, Y., Meyer-Bernstein, E.L., Fu. W., Chen, Y., Yagita, K., Takumi, T., Schotland, P., Sehgal, A. and H. Okamura. (2002) Restoration of circadian behavioral rhythms in a period null Drosophila mutant (per0) by mammalian Period homologues mPer1 and mPer2. Genes to Cells, 7:163-172. PMID: 11895480
  • Lin, F.J., Song, W., Meyer-Bernstein, E.L., Naidoo, N. and A. Sehgal. (2001) Photic signaling by cryptochrome in the Drosophila circadian system. Mol. Cell. Bio., 21: 7287-7294. PMID: 11585911