Dr Eric Nofzinger was Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine where he worked for 25 years. In 2008 he became Adjunct Professor and founded Cereve, Inc. He is also a Past-President of the United States Sleep Research Society and a Past-President of the Sleep Research Society Foundation. His research focuses on methods to define the brain mechanisms of human sleep and sleep disorders using functional neuroimaging methods such as positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He has published widely in this area including publication of the first studies of this kind in insomnia patients and to the development of the leading neurobiological model of insomnia. He edited the first textbook in this field entitled: “Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders”.