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Research groups

Lea Ballenberger

Postgraduate Student

I completed my BSc in Molecular Medicine at the University of Tübingen, including a research stay at the Karolinska Institute, studying the genetic basis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I continued with a Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences with a Major in Neuroscience at Heidelberg University. For my master’s thesis I came to Oxford to the Lab of Gero Miesenböck, performing molecular manipulations and behavioural studies in the fruit fly.  

I stayed in the group for my PhD, now using molecular, behavioural, and electrophysiological approaches to understand the neuronal connections as well as the molecular pathways involved in the homeostatic regulation of sleep.