Evgenia Y. Sitnikova

Leading Scientist, D.Sc. in Biology

neuroontogenesis, somatosensory cortex, thalamo-cortical system, translational neuroscience, absence epilepsy, sleep mechanisms, sleep disorders, sleep spindles, brain rhythms, EEG analysis

Laboratory of Neuroontogenesis
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Translational neuroscience is my primary area of interest. As a leader of the group of students and young researchers, I am enthusiastic about collaborating with experts in physics and artificial intelligence to conduct interdisciplinary research. Our research areas include:

  • Absence epilepsy in genetically predisposed rats. Studying the epileptic phenotype in WAG/Rij rat model of absence-epilepsy. Selection of non-epileptic control rat substrain (NEW, non-epileptic WAG/Rij rats)
  • The rats' behavioral skills, social behavior and cognitive abilities (also the analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations)
  • The relationship between absence epilepsy and neurobehavioral comorbidities in genetic rat models
  • Thalamocortical mechanisms in health and disease
  • Processes of sleep and sedation in rats
  • Adrenergic mechanisms of absence epilepsy, sleep and sedation
  • Electrical brain activity in freely moving rats
  • Development of new methods and approaches to signals analysis, application of the artificial neuronal networks for automatization of routine EEG analysis

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