Adam Kwok, B.S.

Medical Student

Research Studies interest in: Pre- and Postoperative, Sleep and Wakefulness Polysomnographic Markers of Sleep and Delirium
Research Studies Actively Involved in: Prognosticating Delirium Recovery Outcomes Using Wakefulness and Sleep Electroencephalography (P-DROWS-E)

Born in St. Louis and raised in San Francisco, Adam graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) in 2021 with a B.S. in Molecular, Cell, Developmental Biology. There, he studied the lipid metabolism protein GPIHBP1 in mice in Dr. Stephen Young’s (MD) group. He returned to St. Louis as an MD candidate at the Washington University School of Medicine in 2021 and joined the Sleepy Brain Lab in 2022. Under Dr. Ben Palanca (MD, PhD), Adam investigates the association between postoperative delirium and sleep and wakefulness EEG measures in elderly cardiac surgery patients. He also assists in conducting patient delirium assessments. In his free time, Adam enjoys volunteering at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, playing sports, and exploring the events and museums of Forest Park.