Sleep is a key topic for our lab. A few years ago, we contributed initial evidence for the interaction between hippocampus and prefrontal cortex during sleep (Battaglia et al. 2004, Peyrache et al. 2009, Peyrache et al. 2011, Genzel et al. 2017). We also found that the same hippocampal-PFC axis is involved in the observed decrease of sleep effect on memory in depression and schizophrenia (Genzel et al. 2015).
We continue to study the interaction between sleep, memory and behavior and neural dynamics during sleep (reviews Navarro Lobato, Genzel 2018, Genzel, Kroes, Dresler, Battaglia 2014, Genzel 2015). Further, in collaboration with Judith Homberg and Nael Nadif Kasri we are investigating these same questions in animal models of disease.