Dr L.K.E. Genzel (Lisa)

Associate professor - Donders Centre for Neuroscience - Neurobiology
Associate professor - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Member - Gender and Diversity committee

Dr L.K.E. Genzel (Lisa)
Postal address

Postbus 9010

For us to function as humans our memories are crucial, but we do not want to remember everything in every little detail but instead we need to extract key information enabling us to deal with future events. This processing of memories – highlighting important events, extracting overlapping, salient information and deleting unnecessary data – is probably one of the main reasons why we need to sleep. In my group, we are interested in sleep and memory processes in mice, rats and humans; using molecular, electrophysiology, functional MRI and behavioral approaches to investigate these mechanisms in health and disease.

Please see also www.genzellab.com

Research theme Research group


Research grants and prizes


Curriculum Vitae

Ancillary activities

Lisa Genzel conducts research into the memory processes of mice, rats and humans. She consequently focuses on rodent and human sleep processes. This research is important because sleep is essential for memory consolidation and memory is crucial to human functioning.