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Dr. Daniela Noain

Sleep and Neurodegeneration Animal Laboratory
Neurology Department
University Hospital Zurich

Daniela Noain, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at the University of Zurich. Her research group focuses on exploring the links between deep sleep’s characteristic oscillations and neurodegenerative processes.

Daniela obtained a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences followed by a PhD in Neurosciences from the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, her homeland. In that phase of her career, she assessed the localization and function of dopamine D2-type receptors in peripheral and central nervous system circuits using genetically engineered mice. In 2010, Daniela moved to Switzerland for a postdoc at the Neurology Department of the University Hospital Zurich, studying the pathophysiology of posttraumatic sleep-wake alterations in a rat model of Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as the role of enhanced sleep slow-waves in the disease progression. In 2017, Daniela was granted starting funds from the Neuroscience Center Zurich for her independent research group, the Sleep and Neurodegeneration Animal Laboratory.

Daniela is an assiduous invited lecturer at the University of Zurich and a member of several scientific societies including the Swiss Society for Neuroscience, the Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology, the European Sleep Research Society, and the World Sleep Society, among others.