Niels Rattenborg

Research Group Leader

Main Focus

Webpage Avian Sleep: here 

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education
2005-Present: Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (until 2022 Max Planck Institute for Ornithology) - Seewiesen: Group Leader (Avian Sleep)
2000-2005: University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry: Postdoctoral Fellow / Assistant Scientist (Mentor: Ruth M. Benca, MD, PhD)

1999: Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Department of Life Sciences: PhD in Comparative Physiology
Dissertation: Plasticity in Avian Unihemispheric Sleep: An Anti-predator Function (Mentor: Charles J. Amlaner Jr., PhD)
1995: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Department of Biology: Masters of Science (Research) Mentor: Robert D. Aldridge, PhD
1986: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Professional Services
Board Director:
Sleep Research Society representative on Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, 2004 - 2005.

2000: Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award (Best peer-reviewed paper)

2017: Sleep Research Society’s 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

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