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Charan Venkataswamy

Class of 2026Athens, Pennsylvania


Hello! My name is Charan Venkataswamy. I am a freshman attending the Hotchkiss school in Connecticut. My Polygence project is on habits and hormones that affect sleep, and how to manipulate these factors to enhance sleep. After completing my project, I would like to share my research through an infographic with students at my school.


  • "Sleep’s role in regulating cortisol levels in adolescents" with mentor Shenee (July 14, 2023)

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Sleep’s role in regulating cortisol levels in adolescents

Started Dec. 1, 2022

Abstract or project description

Sleep is a vital part of daily function, equivalent to the need for food and water. During adolescence sleep is crucial in mental and physical development. One of the many beneficial functions of sleep include regulating the stress response. In this review, we compiled data from primary literature to investigate the role sleep plays in regulating stress in adolescents.