Renske Lok, PhD

Renske Lok, PhD

Board of Advisors

Renske Lok, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. During her doctorate degree, completed at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), she focused on studying light effects on human alertness, thermoregulation and sleep.

During her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, she investigates the association between rest-activity patterns and various (physical and mental) disorders, as well as the influence of light exposure on timing of the rest-activity cycle.

Dr. Lok is board member of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, and Trainee Education Advisory Subcommittee member for the Sleep Research Society.

Dr Lok has won numerous prizes in the field of human lighting and sleep research, including best dissertation in the field of Behavioral and Cognitive sciences of the year 2021 (University of Groningen, UoG), best open access publication (UoG), merit award winner based on scientific excellence (Society for Research on Biological Rhythms), and Young Investigators Research Forum scholarship (American Academy of Sleep Medicine).