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Lea Ballenberger

Postgraduate Student

Sleep is universal and essential. Although we know that a lack of sleep has detrimental effects on the organism, we do not fully understand why and how we sleep.

My work focuses on the homeostatic regulation of sleep in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. I will use molecular, behavioural and electrophysiological approaches to understand the neuronal connections as well as the proteins involved in the regulation of sleep.