Dr. Anita Lüthi

Associate Professor
Department of Fundamental Neurosciences
University of Lausanne

Anita Luthi is Associate Professor since 2014 at the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She studied Biology and Physics at the University of Basel and obtained her PhD in 1995 at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zürich. She carried out post-doctoral work at Yale University during which she started investigating ionic and synaptic mechanisms underlying sleep rhythms. After returning to Switzerland, she started a Junior Research Group at the University of Basel and moved to the University of Lausanne as an Assistant Professor in 2008.

She has published in major neuroscience journals, has received several awards and is a board member of the Swiss Neuroscience and Sleep Research Societies, as well as former President of the Swiss Physiological Society. Her research focuses on the role of thalamocortical rhythm generators in the control of sleep’s spatial and temporal regulation, in sensory processing and memory consolidation.