I am a neuroscientist interested in how the largest network in our brain, the thalamocortical system, switches between states of activity in health and disease. I aim to understand biological mechanisms that are fundamental to naturally occurring sleep, attention, or the conscious awareness of our environment. The same mechanisms can also be the cause for epilepsy, schizophrenia, or autism spectrum disorders. Understanding these mechanisms is a crucial step to understanding the complex organization of our brain and to the treatment of these poorly understood diseases. Click above to view my publications and a short CV.