Lunardi Lab

The Lunardi Lab is part of the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Virginia. Our research focuses on two broad topics:

  1. The impact of anesthetic drugs on endogenous sleep pathways
  2. The pathogenic mechanisms of Intensive Care Unit delirium

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Principal investigator

Nadia Lunardi, MD, is a general and critical care anesthesiologist driven by a personal experience in the ICU as a teenager. She also works with heart and lung surgery patients during their initial recovery (post-surgery), while they are still in the hospital.

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Check our Dr. Lunardi's webinar on animal models for delirium research.

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A collection showcasing the Lunardi Lab.

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Current Projects

The Lunardi Lab is working on two main projects:

Effects of sevoflurane and propofol anesthesia on sleep-wake behavior
Pathogenetic mechanisms of Intensive Care Unit delirium

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View our most recent findings and publications.