Université de Genève

Neuroscience center

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Group leader: Michel Mühlethaler

Group name: Laboratory of Sleep Networks

Affiliation: Medical Sciences

Research activities:

Our laboratory studies the neuronal networks that are responsible for the generation of the state of sleep and wakefulness. It does so by using a multidisciplinary approach that ranges from the molecular and cellular levels to a more integrated circuit level. We study in particular the GABA sleep-promoting system of the preoptic area and the hypocretin/orexin wake-promoting system of the lateral hypothalamus. Our methods include molecular biology, electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry.

Group website: http://sleepnetworks.unige.ch/

University Medical Center
Département des neurosciences fondamentales
Email: Michel (dot) Muhlethaler (at) unige (dot) ch